Scarlett Talks UCLA Offer

Cameron Scarlett

The Bruins offered the Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic running back, Cameron Scarlett, last week...

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic running back Cameron Scarlett (6-1.5, 205) is now up to 14 offers and nine from the Pac-12, with UCLA offering him last week.

"I'm definitely really excited that it happened, I had been waiting for an offer from UCLA for a while," said Scarlett.

The timing of it surprised Scarlett because he thought he was still a few weeks away from getting one.

"It caught me by surprise because it came out of the blue," said Scarlett. "They had come by the school in the spring and told me they wanted me to come to their camp but then their running back coach (Kennedy Polamalu) sat down and watched my film again and was really jacked about it."

So Scarlett got in touch with the Bruin coaches on Thursday.

"I talked to Coach (Jim) Mora and he was who offered me and I talked to Coach Polamalu and Coach Tui (Mike Tuiasosopo)," said Scarlett. "Coach Tui was who had come to the school. I think I'm going to go down there and still camp."

Scarlett also plans to visit USC while he's in Los Angeles and he's got a few more schools he plans to visit this summer.

"I'll go back down to Oregon again and I think I'm going to go back down to Stanford because my dad didn't get to go last time and he wants to go and get a feel for it," said Scarlett. And I'll probably go up and visit Washington this summer because they have new coaches."

The one school that Scarlett is certain will get an official visit is Notre Dame.

"Notre Dame is the only one I know I'm going to officially visit for sure," said Scarlett. "I want to get out there and see everything there."

The Irish along with nine Pac-12 schools and his father's alma mater, BYU, are some of the schools that have offered Scarlett.

Scarlett was one of the standouts at the Oregon NFTC on Sunday, the only camp he's got planned for now and with track done, he's back to working with Central Catholic.

"We don't have spring ball, but we just have offseason workouts," said Scarlett.

Academically, Scarlett has a 3.7 GPA and is taking AP and honors classes at Central Catholic. He took both the SAT and ACT in the spring.

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