Danny Shelton was late to UCLA's camp but that didn't stop the Auburn, Wash., defensive tackle from dominating at times. It also didn't hurt the Bruins' chances with the 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect because he said UCLA has emerged as one of his favorite schools.
"I wasn't 100 percent because of my flight but after that I just got warmed up and I had to catch up with everybody doing their drills," Shelton said. "I had a fun time there and it was pretty exciting to compete against some of the more competitive West Coast kids and I got to see some of the coaches there, too.
"My first priority was to just get there on time but that didn't happen. I had to just warm up, I wanted to get through the camp and give the coaches a good impression of me and show them what I do and then get a chance to talk to all the coaches after the camp. It was pretty exciting. I liked the weather there. It was just right. I'd definitely say they're in my top five on my list."
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UCLA, Washington, Oregon, Cal and Stanford made the top five for Shelton, a four-star prospect rated No. 13 at his position, No. 138 nationally and second in the Washington state rankings behind four-star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
The Bruins have made a big move for Shelton, who finished with 55 tackles and three sacks last season, but he's nowhere close to a decision. Other than his trip to UCLA, Shelton has been to Oregon State's camp but he wants to get out and see more schools before making a decision.
He said so far UCLA and Oregon have made the biggest impression on him but he wants to take more trips before making a commitment.
"I'm trying to go to the camps to check out the schools," Shelton said. "That will give me a little idea of what they look like. So far the camps I've been to have given me a good impression on the schools.
"The next step is I'm still going to try to check out some other schools. The schools that caught my eye when I went to visit were Oregon and UCLA so far. I still have to see some new schools so I'll probably wait until closer to the end of the season to commit."