Ricky Town could be one of the top 2015 quarterbacks in California and so it was important for the Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure prospect to visit UCLA last weekend.
Town was definitely impressed.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect who already has offers from UCLA and Miami said he liked the coaching staff during his visit, loved the campus and UCLA has become a serious contender early in his recruitment.
"It was fun," Town said. "I got to see the campus a little closer. They took us on a tour and then we went into position meetings and they talked about what they look at position-wise and we watched some game film. We had dinner and they took us to a basketball game so it was nice.
"I was happy with it. I think UCLA is a great school. They have an outstanding campus. I'm excited and I'm definitely considering going there and playing there. They're doing big things with their program so it's definitely in my mind."
It's still early, though, and Town said he's nowhere near making a commitment. The UCLA coaches weren't pushing too hard but Town said they made it known that they'd like him to play for the Bruins.
"They weren't pushing too hard on a commitment," Town said. "They hinted around to it here and there but it wasn't anything too serious. They were trying to get to know me a little better."
Washington is the newest school to get involved with Town, who also has been receiving interest from Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, LSU, Michigan, Penn State, Stanford and others.
It's been a little quiet around signing day but recruiting is expected to pick up again soon.
"It's a little slow right now," Town said. "We get a lot of different colleges here and there at school so I'm getting a lot of different coaches and I'm just getting my name out there which is cool."