Brent Walker has pretty much narrowed his list to Arizona State and UCLA but the 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive guard from Norco, Calif., wants to finish out the season before taking two official visits and then making his decision.
Since Walker doesn't know when Norco will be done he hasn't scheduled anything yet but he said trips to Arizona State and UCLA will happen before he makes his commitment.
Pretty much every other school has been eliminated. Norco opens the playoffs Friday night against Redlands, Calif.
"I really want to get my visits in and I was going to wait until after the season to do my visits," Walker said.
"If I do them during the season it could be distracting. I want to get my visits done and then I'll make my decision. I wanted to get it done a lot sooner."
Arizona State has moved up for Walker, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com who has also been offered by Colorado State, New Mexico State, San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming and had been hearing from USC.
The Norco coaches have talked highly of the Sun Devils' staff and that has influenced Walker in his recruitment.
"I like their coaching," Walker said. "My head coach and my offensive coordinator at Norco really trust them and I respect their opinion a lot.
"I've been talking to them and I see what my coaches mean. There are a lot of people there that I would know. It just seems like it would be a little better academic fit for me, too."
The Bruins have always been considered a favorite and Walker even said this summer at a football camp that UCLA was the team to beat. But Arizona State has definitely made a move in recent weeks and now the two are considered even.
"UCLA was pretty much my first offer," Walker said. "Everything is still the same with them. I just want to give other schools a chance."