Tyler Vaughns had an offer from UCLA for some time but before he was told about it, the 2016 wide receiver needed to get his academics in order.
The La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat standout has worked on his grades and in the last few days he was told by UCLA assistant coach Demetrice Martin about the offer from the Bruins.
It is another big one for the 6-foot-2, 160-pound prospect and there is a family connection to Martin since Vaughns' father attended the same high school as the UCLA assistant.
"Coach Martin told me I had the offer but he wanted to see my grades get up and improve," Vaughns said. "He said as soon as he saw that they would offer me. My grades have been improving so he offered me right there.
"He knew my dad. They went to school together at (Pasadena) Muir."
So far, the 2016 prospect has been offered by UCLA, USC and Colorado State. Vaughns said no school in particular can be considered the leader at this point since it's so early in his recruitment and because he has never been to a college football game - anyplace.
He hasn't seen a game at USC or UCLA or anywhere else so this season will be important for Vaughns to get out and get a better feel for both programs.
"I kind of look at my offers the same way," Vaughns said. "OK, I have another offer but I need to keep working hard, I need to stay hungry and I need to keep getting better and do what I can.
"I haven't been to any USC or UCLA games. I've never been to a college game. I want to go this season. I've been watching them. I don't really know that much about the programs but I do watch them a lot."
The 2016 receiver said Tennessee and Washington are showing new interest.