Max Redfield probably won't make his decision for many months but the four-star safety from Mission Viejo, Calif., said he's starting to narrow down his list and focus on a few particular schools.
"I'm actually starting to narrow it down," Redfield said. "I'm going to try to get to seven or eight by the start of the season and then narrow it down to five to take my official visits.
"I'll probably do a couple during the season if we have a bye week and then the rest I'll do during basketball season."
LSU, Notre Dame and Oregon are almost definitely getting official visits and Redfield said that he's considering Washington, Cal, USC and maybe Oklahoma as well.
Redfield, who spoke at the NIKE Air Strike tournament at Dana Hills this past weekend, had positive things to say about the three schools that will get official visits.
"(LSU) is in the SEC and that's the best conference in the country," Redfield said. "They've been producing defensive backs in the first round and they always put out great DBs. The coaching is incredible there. I want to see the campus and get a feel for everything since the South is really different from here. I want to see how I like it down there.
"Notre Dame has amazing tradition, great academics and a great degree if you graduate from there and I've also been developing a good relationship with their coaches. They talked to me about playing receiver or safety so that's been good.
"I've always been interested in Oregon. They have a great program. They're up-and-coming and they have a great head coach in Chip Kelly. John Neal has come to our school a few times and I think I can genuinely trust him. I'm close to him. They have great facilities, too."
USC is also a serious contender and has been for months. Redfield said the Trojans are high up on his list even after they just received a commitment from five-star safety Su'a Cravens.
"They're getting a bunch of recruits and that's really impressive," Redfield said. "It definitely puts them up there. There's no downside to USC. You get a great degree. You can graduate in three years from there. You can do everything there and I have a couple teammates that have gone there.
"It would be a plus (to play with Cravens). It's not pushing me away at all. I'd like to play side-by-side with him like the coaches have talked to me about."