Nico Falah enjoyed his time at UCLA when he went down for a recent practice but it was afterward that impressed the four-star offensive tackle from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco even more.
For about 30 minutes, Falah chatted with assistant coaches Demetrice Martin and Adrian Klemm and it was a sign to the four-star that these guys actually care about him as a player and a person.
"It was good," Klemm said. "They got after it in practice. After the practice I talked to coach Martin and coach Klemm for a good half-hour. I got to talk to them about everything so it was a really good time there.
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"It was impressive they took the time after practice for about a half-hour to talk with me and it showed me they really care about me as a person and not just a player."
Falah's father went to UCLA but the 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect said that should not play a major influence at all in his recruitment.
For the time being, Falah is going to keep his recruitment wide open but he does plan at some point to narrow it down to a top five. He said UCLA and USC will definitely make the cut.
"Right now it's wide open but over time I think I'm going to narrow it down to five schools," Falah said. "UCLA and USC are making it for sure."
So far, the four-star lineman has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Florida, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Utah State, Washington and Washington State.
Duke has started to talk more with Falah, who said his only scheduled trip is to Cal for its junior day on April 21.