UCLA continues to show the most early interest in Cameron Smith and that's why the Bruins hold the slight edge for the 2015 linebacker from Granite Bay, Calif.
No offer has come through yet but Smith said he's had good conversations with the UCLA coaching staff, he definitely wants to check out the campus and see if it would be a good fit as his recruitment continues.
Other programs are involved but the Bruins have been the most active with the standout linebacker who looked great in Granite Bay's state championship run - he finished with more than 200 tackles in his sophomore season - and so they're on top right now.
"They're definitely more involved," Smith said. "They came out, their coaches came out and they talked to me and they're showing a little more interest than any other school right now.
"They told me to come down for my unofficial visit and just check out the school and call whenever I'm down south. They want to look at me further in the future.
"They're definitely an early favorite. They're showing more interest than anywhere else. They've really been more involved than anybody so that's why I like UCLA a little more."
Michigan has also gotten in the mix and that is something Smith, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect, wants to investigate further this off-season.
The Wolverines are a major Big Ten contender and Smith said there is interest from both sides but that it's still preliminary.
"They're just showing they're interested and sending letters," Smith said. "They didn't say much, they just wanted to know all my information."
Smith, who also had 3.5 sacks in his sophomore season, could be one of the top linebackers in California's 2015 class so his recruitment could get much busier moving forward.