Cameron Smith had nearly 200 tackles in his sophomore season, a stellar performance that helped Granite Bay, Calif., to the state championship and now a few colleges are getting interested.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound 2015 prospect said UCLA has been showing the most early attention and that the Bruins stand out so far in his recruitment. Other letters are coming in as well from Michigan and BYU so Smith is encouraged by the early looks.
"UCLA came out and I got to talk with them," Smith said. "Michigan has been sending some letters and BYU sent me another one and that's pretty much it at the moment.
"I think when I head down to LA I will go check out the UCLA campus. I'll go see it but right now I haven't set anything about going to see anything else."
Smith said he has a good comfort level with the UCLA coaches already and that the Bruins would be considered an early favorite.
That comes with the caveat that Smith has not spoken with many other coaches and his recruitment is still very fresh so the Granite Bay standout wants to keep everything wide open at this point.
"I feel comfortable talking to them," Smith said.
"They were positive toward me and that's all good but that's it. That's probably my No. 1 right now UCLA but only because they were the only ones that's come to me and talked to me and made me feel good talking to them."
Smith, who also had 3.5 sacks in his sophomore season, could be one of the top linebackers in California's 2015 class so his recruitment could get much busier moving forward. He said he's ready for it and excited for things to happen.
"I'm looking forward to it and hoping things start going soon.," Smith said.