Washington is still the favorite for Lavon Coleman but the Lompoc, Calif., running back said after visiting a recent UCLA practice the Bruins are definitely in contention.
"UCLA is second right now," Coleman said.
"They're still behind Washington but I like coach (Steve) Broussard because he looks out for me and I really like him. (Washington) coach (Joel) Thomas is still at the top though as far as me and coaches getting along together."
Coleman, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound three-star running back, said he had a great time at UCLA this past weekend and the Bruins definitely impressed him.
The Lompoc standout got a campus tour, saw the facilities, had a chance to look at the new uniforms and took in the Bruins' practice.
Coleman hit it off with Broussard and now UCLA is definitely under strong consideration but it could still be tough to beat Washington.
"The day went well at UCLA," Coleman said.
"There was a lot of stuff happening. I saw coach Broussard and we went into their facilities and I saw the new jerseys they have and I met with some other coaches and we watched the practice. I also took a tour and that was really good. It was a pretty good day up there.
"It was a pretty laid-back practice but it was a lot faster and up-tempo and the coaches were more involved than they are in high school. It was pretty cool."
In total, Coleman lists offers from Arizona, Boise State, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State. He said some other schools are showing interest but nothing too serious yet.