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Okun has more praise for Pac-12 team

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Zach Okun is only a sophomore but the Newbury Park, Calif., offensive lineman is keeping a close watch on his college recruitment too especially after UCLA offered in recent months.
The 6-foot-4, 303-pound prospect said he's not really considering any commitment yet since he's in the 2015 class and has a lot of high school left but the Bruins have impressed him this season.
Okun said no matter what else happens through the recruiting process he's going to give UCLA a serious look once it becomes time to make his decision.
"They're doing a great job," Okun said. "I know coach (Adrian) Klemm, the offensive line coach, is having tremendous success this year. I've been really impressed so far and we'll see over the next couple years what happens. I really like UCLA and I think they'll go far.
"I'm probably going to wait a few years to make my decision. I'm not going to really rush it. It's definitely a consideration. They'll definitely be up there when it's time to make a decision."
UCLA is the lone offer so far for Okun but many other programs have shown interest as well.
Recently, the Newbury Park standout said Arizona, Oregon, Boston College and San Diego State have reached out.
Through his sophomore season, Okun has gotten in contact with a few other big-time schools but he said it's been relatively quiet through the year.
He's hoping more interest comes through after his sophomore season and into the off-season.
"I've gotten in contact with a few coaches," Okun said. "Clemson and Texas Tech were two of them but nothing major has come of that yet.
"It's been a little quiet. I've been at some UCLA games but so far nothing really has happened yet."
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