Kyle Penniston had just returned from a Midwest tour of Ohio State, Wisconsin and Northwestern but the 2015 tight end still had enough energy to work out at UCLA's camp on Friday night.
The Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei prospect was one of the best performers there and said the Bruins have been showing more interest. An offer would not be all that surprising as his recruitment continues.
"I'm going to talk to the tight ends coach," Penniston said. "He likes me. He liked the way we were working. We'll probably keep in contact and then just work from there."
Florida State has already offered the 6-foot-4, 224-pound recruit who looked good at the Rivals Camp Series in Los Angeles this spring.
The Midwest trip was definitely productive even though Penniston didn't land any offers from those Big Ten schools. They will all continue to recruit him and the 2015 prospect said he's encouraged by what some of the coaches said during his visits.
"I'm talking to all the coaches," Penniston said. "I talked to Ohio State on my way back and I'm keeping in touch with all the coaches. I've been Facebook messaging the Wisconsin tight ends coach so that's a good way to keep in contact right now.
"He has a lot of good things to say. He said I have a bright future and they want to be a part of my recruiting process as it goes on. Northwestern, coach (Jerry) Brown, is going to be coming out soon to visit. That's good because that's also a school I'm highly interested in. I'm staying in contact with all of them and some are going to come out this year."
Penniston might be finished with his busy summer schedule but the Mater Dei prospect is not quite sure yet.
There is a chance he could work out at USC this week for its elite camp and then head to two other Pac-12 programs before turning his focus to his junior season.
"I think I'm done for the summer but I might be going to USC next week," Penniston said. "I might be going to Washington in a couple weeks and maybe Oregon, too."