Two-star weakside defensive end Chidera Uzo-Diribe of Corona, Calif., is a player that could blow up this fall and is working hard to improve his stock as one of the best sleepers in the Inland Empire.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder already has one offer on the table, but is hoping to add even more to the mix.
"It's going good," he said. "I'm keeping in contact with a lot of schools, everything's going good. I only have one offer so far, but I've been talking with several schools seriously. I still stay in contact with Colorado. UCLA, Colorado State, Arizona and Nebraska have been recruiting me mostly.
"Right now, I'm interested in anybody who's interested in me. I really like UCLA a lot, I like Nebraska, I like Fresno State, San Jose State. All the schools I've been in contact with, I like them as well."
UCLA is a school that will continue to monitor Uzo-Diribe's progress this next fall. Uzo-Diribe definitely has a good feeling about the Bruins, but he also likes other schools that haven't offered him like Nebraska and Arizona.
"I love the coaching staff at UCLA," Uzo-Diribe said.
"They really mean business down there. I went there for a UCLA one day camp. Coach Todd Howard has been recruiting me. (Nebraska) has a lot of history down there, and they have a good chance of winning their part of their conference. Carl Pelini has been recruiting me, he's a good guy. The first time I met him was when he came down to our school, and he was a real nice guy.
"My coach, Arizona is the school he went to. I like the work ethic they have down there. When I met with coach Tim Kish, he was a really nice guy. I've been doing my research, and I know a former player from my school went there, (former Wildcat defensive end) Jonathan Turner."
At this stage, Colorado is slated to get an official visit.
"I'm definitely going to go up to the University of Colorado when they play Missouri (Oct. 31)," he said. "During the fall, I'd like to visit UCLA and Arizona and Nebraska. I'm going to wait it out. When I'm done taking all my visits, I'll decide then."
Until then, he's working hard at getting better in everything he does.
"I've been working out a lot and doing passing leagues and linemen tournaments," he said. "I've been working on my pass rushing and my versatility. Today I was at the Los Osos passing league tournament and linemen competition. The one-on-one went really good. I went up against a Los Osos lineman, who had an offer from UNLV, and I did pretty well against him.
"This is our last week of football. Our dead period starts next week, so I'll just be lifting and running and getting ready for the season."