Khalfani Muhammad was told by his coach that once his first offer comes then others would probably follow and that's just how it's happened for the 2013 running back from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame.
The 5-foot-7, 160-pound speedster was just offered by UCLA after receiving his first offer from Washington earlier this summer. It is another big offer for Muhammad, who said it's much too early to name favorites but that both Pac-12 schools are being seriously considered.
"Coach told me once you get one offer many more will come and I'm starting to see that," Muhammad said. "UCLA offered me right before my junior year and hopefully I'll get a lot more.
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"I've talked to UCLA plenty of times in the past. I played ball with (coach Rick Neuheisel's) son and he always knew about me. He told me he knew about me and was aware of me. All I did was execute throughout the years he knew me and they finally came through with an offer.
"They're both standing out right now. Getting offered is a big thing, many kids don't get it. I'm very appreciative I got these two offers and they'll always be near my top. They're both Pac-12 schools and I'm from the Pac-12. They'll always be on my list."
Muhammad started as a sophomore at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and finished with 851 yards and 13 touchdowns. He shined again this spring at the Los Angeles Under Armour Combine and is poised for a breakout junior season.
Since he played his entire sophomore year, Muhammad considers himself a veteran on the team and that could only help him gain more notoriety.
"Coming up this year in my junior year I'm really looking forward to it," Muhammad said. "It's going to be a nice-looking team and all we have to do is go out there and execute. I feel we have a good team and I've been encouraging them to forget about the past and let's move forward. I think I'm ready.
"Going into my junior year I have a lot more experience. I'm going to be like a veteran. It can't get any worse than what happened last year. With that experience I'll have some advantages over some people we're playing."
USC, Texas A&M and Oregon are three other teams showing interest in Muhammad, who was timed at 4.56 seconds at the Under Armour Combine, one of the best times of the day.