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UCLA still holds edge for 2016 athlete

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Damian Alloway has three offers and plenty of new interest from two Pac-12 powerhouses as the 2016 athlete continues his impressive offseason.
"Really the new interest is from USC," Alloway said. "They came down last week and then Oregon called my coaches last week and that's the new interest I've heard of. That's really it."
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect from Fontana (Calif.) Summit has already received offers from UCLA, Cal and Washington State but said offers from USC and Oregon would definitely change up his recruitment in a big way.
The Bruins still are favored early on but those other two programs would definitely make Alloway re-evaluate things and open up his recruiting process a little bit more. It's still early for the 2016 recruit so a lot can happen in the next couple years.
"Those would be huge offers," Alloway said. "With an offense like that at Oregon, that would really shoot up my recruiting process and make me think and I'd want to go on visits and talk to coaches and see where I fit in best.
"Especially Oregon, the speed at Oregon and knowing the speed I have, how I would fit in there I'd really have to think about that."
The Fontana Summit recruit wants to camp at UCLA, Oregon State and Washington this summer and should make other stops as well.
The new interest from USC and Oregon is intriguing but Alloway said UCLA is still the team that stands out most.
UCLA has already offered and continues to show a lot of interest in the 2016 prospect who has looked good at multiple 7on7 events this offseason. That early involvement means a lot to Alloway and he said he won't forget it as his recruitment continues.
"I would say they're even right now but UCLA has the edge because they've offered and they were the first to offer," Alloway said of UCLA and USC. "They were the first to really believe in me out of those two schools so they have the edge right now."
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