Thomas Toki recently moved from Washington to Northern California and it seems to already be paying off in his recruitment.
The four-star defensive tackle and Washington State commit said UCLA has drastically stepped up its efforts in the last few weeks and he's seriously considering the Bruins as his recruitment continues.
"Moving here is a great experience," Toki said. "There is a lot of good competition out here and it's definitely changed my recruiting process a little bit. I have to rethink it. For right now I'm still committed to Wazzu but another place I'm looking at is UCLA.
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"They've been visiting my school every now and then and they're going to be here this week to come see me again."
Toki, a 6-foot, 307-pound recruit who looked good at the Under Armour Combine in St. Petersburg, Fla., has been committed to Washington State since Christmas Eve but he's made it no secret that he will remain interested in others.
UCLA is under serious consideration and Toki said now that he's living in California the Bruins will get a much closer look.
"It's a crazy ride," Toki said.
"We'll see how things go. UCLA is looking pretty strong in my decision right now. Wazzu is coming at me pretty hard but I'll just have to look through and see what's going on and what's best for me and what's best for my future."
Another Pac-12 program has also reached out more to Toki, who transferred to Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis recently.
"I'm still kind of wide open," Toki said. "I haven't de-committed or anything like that. Cal is kind of looking good, too. They've been sending me lots of letters and they've been trying to schedule a time to come and visit me."