Denzel Talifero had a strong sophomore season as he finished with 73 tackles but the Pasadena (Calif.) Muir outside linebacker was determined to eclipse 100 stops in his junior year.
The 6-foot, 210-pound prospect in the 2013 class did just that by having 132 tackles this past season and now some schools are starting to show more interest.
Talifero, who's originally from Kansas City, said Ohio State has always been one of his favorite schools but he hasn't heard much from the Buckeyes yet.
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SMU has offered and that was when Adrian Klemm was an assistant coach there so Talifero hopes now that Klemm is at UCLA the Bruins get much more involved in his recruitment.
"UCLA is showing me the most interest," Talifero said last week at the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio.
"I really don't know the new staff too well. The coach from SMU who did offer me (Klemm) is now at UCLA so that might be an offer coming up soon. They have enough talent to do really good next year.
"I'm just waiting everything out. I just want to make sure I understand all my options and then I'll see how everything goes."
Georgia, Penn State and Nebraska are three other schools showing interest in Talifero, who shined at the B2G Elite Camp last summer. He backed up that performance by playing well in his junior season and by reaching a goal he set out for months ago.
"It was crazy," Talifero said.
"At the beginning of the season I told everybody I wanted to get to at least 100 tackles because last year I had 73. This year I had to be a leader, ball out and I ended up with that number."