La Habra (Calif.) running back Joshua Quezada took his first official visit of the recruiting process in September to BYU. Now, the 6-0, 200-pound ball carrier is preparing to make an official visit to Utah this weekend, and he has a couple more official visits scheduled in the coming months.
"I took my first official visit a few weeks ago to BYU. I went to the Florida State game," Quezada said. "I loved it and it was a great experience.
"The official visit was a lot better than my previous visit [to BYU], which was an unofficial. I felt like I was a lot closer to the team. I got a chance to meet most of the players and went through the whole experience with the walk-throughs and do what they do the typical day before a game. I also had more one-on-one time with the coach too."
Having already taken one official visit, Quezada feels better prepared for his upcoming official visits, especially the one coming up this weekend to Utah.
"I'm excited about the visit I have coming up for this weekend," Quezada said. "In three more weeks (Nov. 14) I have an official visit with the University of Hawaii and I have a visit planned for Fresno State on Dec. 11.
"I feel like I recognize what I am really looking for in a school. On my first experience with BYU I didn't really know what to look for. It's a big decision for me, so the biggest thing right now is taking in as much as I can on these visits."
Besides the four schools he has scheduled official visits with, Quezada holds offers from Colorado State, San Diego State, Washington, New Mexico State and Stanford. He is still considering each of the schools that have offered him and hopes to schedule a few more visits for later in the process.
"I just feel like I want to fit in as many schools as possible into my schedule," Quezada said. "I plan to set up a visit to Washington University and also San Diego State.
This season, Quezada has averaged nine yards per carry and rushed for close to 1,000 yards and scored 13 touchdowns for a 5-1 La Hambra team.