Jaylen Ruiz was spotted at the New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 last weekend in Las Vegas even though he did not participate but there was some news on the recruiting front.
The 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive end from Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial said he has an offer from SMU and UCLA might be close to offering. That would be a big-time Pac-12 offer but Ruiz isn't sure when it's going to come.
More Pac-12 interest is coming in as well.
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"I still have that one offer from SMU and UCLA said they're getting ready to offer," Ruiz said. "Oregon State said they're getting close to offering and there are some other schools out there, too.
"(UCLA) has been talking about getting my SAT done which I just took and I'm just waiting for my scores to get back."
Ruiz, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, was one of the top prospects at the Elite Lineman Challenge last year before the Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas. As a rising junior, he dominated some quality offensive linemen but his recruitment has not taken off yet.
The Fresno San Joaquin Memorial standout said he's just taking his time, hoping to hear more from those Pac-12 schools and he'll figure out his recruitment later on.
Ruiz plans to attend the NIKE Camp at Cerritos College this weekend and then will schedule other camps later this off-season.
"I'm pretty much taking it easy," Ruiz said. "I'm not too selective. I'm trying to stay on the West Coast. I'm really not trying to think about it too much. I'm just taking my time until I find the school I want to go to."