Terrell Newby landed a coveted offer from UCLA on Thursday although some around him knew about it before he did.
The timeline doesn't really matter to the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade four-star running back as much as how much he likes the Bruins and how this new offers influences his recruitment.
"I was surprised," Newby said. "I actually found out from a couple other people before I knew for sure that I was offered. I got off the phone with coach (Steve) Broussard and he let me know. He called my dad earlier (Thursday).
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"It's definitely a big offer for me. It opens up my recruitment even more and I think it slows it down even more, too, because that is something else to think about, someplace else to take a visit and I'll definitely take a visit over there. I've been to a lot of their home games anyway."
Newby, rated as the No. 16 running back and the No. 231 prospect in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, said he likes how UCLA utilizes its running backs and he's been impressed with the Bruins' success so far this season.
Location helps but it doesn't play a big factor because Newby said distance from home won't be a huge consideration as his recruitment moves forward.
"The way they use their running backs stands out to me," Newby said. "They've had a lot of success in the rushing game so far and that's something you haven't seen out of UCLA in a while. I know UCLA is close but distance won't influence my decision."
Nebraska has already received a visit from Newby, the second-best running back in California behind USC commit Justin Davis. Next up will be a trip to either Oregon or Washington and Newby said he's working on setting something up with UCLA now that the Bruins have offered.
A decision is expected later.
"I have to work out what visits I'm going to take since this offer came," Newby said. "Most likely the next one will be Washington or Oregon and then I have to see about UCLA. Most likely I'm going to make my decision after the season any way."