Christian Tago worked out at UCLA's camp on Sunday at three positions, said things went well and also got some reassuring news from coach Rick Neuheisel so the Palmdale (Calif.) Highland athlete is excited about his recruitment is headed.
"I like how the coaching staff was because it seems like one big family there and everybody loves each other," Tago said of UCLA. "It seemed really nice there and I liked it a lot.
"After the camp was finished, coach Neuheisel came up to me and said he wants me to wear blue next year. I don't know what that means with an offer but I think he wants me there next year."
An offer from the Bruins would be huge for Tago, a 6-foot-2, 209-pounder who worked out at quarterback, wide receiver and safety.
His biggest offer so far is from San Diego State to play quarterback. Getting one from UCLA would mean a lot. UC Davis and Cal Poly have also offered.
"That's really big because that's one of the first big schools showing me interest other than Washington State plus UCLA is really close to home and I like that a lot right now," Tago said.
San Diego State is definitely under strong consideration especially since the Aztecs want Tago to play quarterback. That's his favorite position and would prefer playing there in college.
"I like San Diego State a lot," Tago said. "They said they were recruiting me as a quarterback and that's what I really liked."
In his junior season, Tago threw for 1,231 yards with 13 touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for 381 yards and six scores. USC, Washington, Washington State and Utah are some other schools showing interest.