Troy Niklas has lots of offers and recently picked up Florida and UCLA but the Anaheim (Calif.) Servite tight end admits he's nowhere close to a decision and wants to use this summer to see some of the schools that have offered.
"I got a couple more scholarships but haven't really pinpointed an exact school I'm crazy about," Niklas said. "I'm still in the process of deciding. I haven't really been able to get out and see the programs that well this spring. Hopefully I'll get to go out this summer."
The Gators and Bruins join California, Colorado, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and Tennessee on the offer list for Niklas, a 6-foot-7, 243-pound prospect who attended the Rivals.com Five-Star Academy at UCLA this spring.
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Florida tight ends coach Brian White has lots of West Coast connections so the Gators have targeted more players in California in recent years and Niklas is one of them. Servite kicker Connor Loftus is also hearing from Florida.
"They talked to my friend Connor and he let me know they were interested and I called them and we were just talking on the phone and their coach came out to see us," Niklas said. "They offered just off tape.
"It's definitely a highly-decorated program. They pump out All-Americans every year and national championships."
UCLA is close to home, Niklas has been on campus multiple times and he's started to develop a strong relationship with coach Rick Neuheisel. All that plays in favor for the Bruins but Niklas said he's still in the preliminary stages of his recruitment, nowhere near a decision just yet.
"I visited (UCLA) a couple times because there always seems to be stuff at UCLA and the coaches are out mingling," Niklas said. "Coach Neuheisel called about a week ago and he offered.
"It's definitely going to take some time to get some favorites. I'm trying to keep my options open right now. I can't really see any favorites right now at this point. This is a good group I have right now. I'm not really waiting for anybody to offer. I'm pretty happy with what I've got."