Lacy Westbrook has not narrowed down his list at all yet but the four-star offensive tackle is sure of some official visits with Auburn and Washington on that list. Oregon could also be added if the Ducks offer but Westbrook is still waiting on that one.
Auburn and Washington have definitely emerged as two favorites for the Compton (Calif.) Dominguez standout but the 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect needs to visit both schools this fall before getting too excited.
"(Auburn) is the defending national champions and I really did a lot of research on that program," said Westbrook, who has family in Alabama. "They have a nice program. The offensive line coach, Jeff Grimes, really stood out to me the most because he coaches my position.
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"He really knows offensive linemen in and out. He knows the game of football and he has experience and it seems like he's doing a good job. The school is nice and the campus is nice so that stands out as well.
"With Washington they are a good school and they have great facilities. They have great coaches and a lot of them have great backgrounds. A lot of them have NFL backgrounds so that's a stand out. I just have to take the visits because I haven't seen either of the schools yet. Once I get a feel for it I might be able to figure out where I want to be."
UCLA has also emerged as a strong possibility for Westbrook, who said the Bruins have recruited him the hardest and for the longest time. That means a lot to Westbrook since he sees that as a good measure into which programs are really interested.
"That's a big offer," Westbrook said. "All the schools that offered me are big offers. It's just a matter of who I like the most or which school is putting the most effort in.
"UCLA has been really consistent in their recruiting. They've been on me since Day 1. They've been recruiting me the hardest. They're right here in the area so that is a stand out as well."
Westbrook, rated No. 26 at offensive tackle, No. 213 in the 2012 class and No. 28 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, is having a difficult time figuring out all his trips though.
With a complete offer list of Auburn, Boise State, Colorado, Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, SMU, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State, Westbrook said he realizes it's about time to finalize his list and start scheduling his visits.
"I really have to talk to my coach and my parents to see if we can figure out where I'm going to take those official visits," Westbrook said.
"I'm really trying to be patient but we have to narrow it down soon because it's getting to that time where I have to commit and sign. I'm trying to figure out my top five or my top three so we can make this decision."