It was a simple mistake and one Adarius Pickett is pleased got resolved recently.
The 2014 cornerback from El Cerrito, Calif., was not offered by UCLA but the Bruins' coaching staff seemed to have thought they offered so when Pickett recently talked with defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin everything got cleared up.
Pickett, who looked good recently at the Army National Combine, does have an offer from the Bruins now and it could be a big one as his recruitment continues.
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Something got mixed up in the communication between UCLA and Pickett but it's been settled.
"I've been talking to them and I went up there for when they played Stanford," Pickett said. "I saw their defensive backs coach and they liked me a lot so we talked and he said they thought they already offered me.
"(Martin) told coach Angus (McClure) he liked me a lot when he first saw me so I called and he said I haven't been talking about them. I told them I didn't have an offer from them yet and so he offered me right there."
So far, Pickett has landed offers from UCLA, Arizona State, Cal and Utah and many other programs including USC, Oregon and Boise State are showing interest. Rivals.com rates him as an early four-star prospect.
The UCLA offer is big because El Cerrito teammate and close friend Derik Calhoun also has been offered by the Bruins and said they're an early leader.
Pickett, a 5-foot-11, 176-pound prospect who is still in the beginning stages of a busy recruitment, said his trip to UCLA this season was great, he's thankful that the Bruins offered and it's definitely something to consider in the coming months.
Most of all, Pickett is happy any confusion about an offer has been resolved and now he can take an even more serious look at UCLA.
"UCLA is a beautiful campus, it's a nice school and they played really good football this year," Pickett said. "I like UCLA, seeing them down there this season was really nice and I love the Rose Bowl."