The recruiting process was exceptionally busy for Ainuu Taua early on but has slowed down in the last few months.
No new offers have come in for the Lompoc, Calif., four-star defensive tackle but he remains content since so many things went down earlier in his recruitment.
So far, the 6-foot-1, 270-pound prospect has landed offers from Arizona, Cal, Hawaii, Ole Miss, Nevada, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State and a lot of other interest is coming in.
Earlier this week, Taua took an unofficial visit to UCLA to watch spring practice and that was especially important because he had a lull talking to the Bruins' coaches in recent months.
"I actually haven't talked to them in forever," Taua said. "I'm just chilling, doing my own stuff and working out."
Rated as the No. 124 prospect in the 2014 class by Rivals.com, Taua continues to hear from Alabama, Boise State, Nebraska, USC and others but no new offers have arrived in some time.
Something that has become interesting in Taua's recruitment, though, are the rumors that he and four-star offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao from Corona (Calif.) Centennial are planning to play together in college.
Taua, rated as the seventh-best defensive tackle in the class, said that scenario has been talked about and considered but wanted to reinforce that nothing has been decided and he remains open to all possibilities.
For the Lompoc standout, recruiting is really only starting to get busy.
"We'll see what's going on with that," Taua said.
"It's not for sure. It would definitely be cool. We're good friends. I met him through my cousin but it's not for sure."