Pickett raves about first visit

Adarius Pickett took his official visit to UCLA this past weekend, he had a high rating for the trip and now other teams must meet those expectations for the four-star cornerback.
"I really thought it was a great experience just from the standpoint of my parents got to ask all the academic questions they wanted to ask and they liked the answers," Pickett said. "Every question was answered so it was a really good experience and I had a great time.
"It's up there. I'd rate this visit probably an A-plus. When I take my next official, that school is going to have to be on this level to go there."
The El Cerrito, Calif., cornerback has developed a strong relationship with the coaching staff and the Bruins have been recruiting him for a long time. Spending a good amount of time with coach Jim Mora this weekend was definitely a big benefit for UCLA as Pickett looks at his options.
"The intimacy from the UCLA coaching staff, the players, I got to sit down and talk with coach Mora a number of times throughout the weekend," Pickett said. "I just saw how he is as a person. He has kids, too, one is in college and one's a senior like me. He's like a second dad basically to some of the players on the team.
"He knows how kids feel and he has different approaches to every single player on the team. It was really good just to understand that."
The next step for Pickett is to schedule more official visits. The four-star is working on one to USC, where El Cerrito teammate Derik Calhoun is committed, and Pickett said he doesn't know where else he wants to visit at this point.
Arizona State, Cal, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon State, Stanford, Utah and Washington are some of the other offers for Pickett, rated as the eighth-best cornerback and the No. 124 prospect in the 2014 class by