Brad Kaaya took an unofficial visit to UCLA last weekend to check out the program and especially the offense since he's the quarterback at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade.
The Bruins run a similar offense, they have many of the same plays and Kaaya said it looks like a really good fit.
The next step for the 6-foot-4, 213-pound prospect who has shined at multiple events this off-season is to throw in front of the UCLA coaches and hopefully earn an offer.
"I was with the quarterbacks and Ricky Town was there so we just sat down and watched practice," Kaaya said.
"I didn't expect it to be that up-tempo. They started practice with Oklahoma drills and it was fast-paced, no-huddle, two-minute drills. I liked what I saw because it reminded me of my offense at Chaminade, going no-huddle. I especially liked the offensive plays and concepts they run.
"I sat down with all the quarterbacks, Brett Hundley. Coach (Taylor) Mazzone was going over some film, showing us some film of their ASU game and their Stanford game."
Kaaya, who has an offer from Miami and his interest in the Hurricanes is high, said the UCLA coaches are interested but need to see him work out.
That could happen soon since the spring evaluation period just started and coaches could be stopping by his school in the coming weeks. Or a trip to the UCLA summer camp might be necessary later this off-season.
"They need to see me throw in person," Kaaya said. "They will come out to some practices and they want to get me to some camps that are coming up soon. They like my film, they love it, they've watched full game tapes of me, they like the offense we run and how it's similar to their offense.
"They've seen me in person and know I'm not lying about my height and weight, they know I'm actually 6-4 so now it's just getting to see me in person and seeing me throw the ball in practice or in a game setting."
Miami has already offered and Kaaya recently took a trip there. He was absolutely impressed by the program but wants to hold off on a commitment to see if others get involved.
The West Hills Chaminade standout said Tennessee is showing a lot more interest and San Diego State might be close to offering.