- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
College coaches are certain to keep an eye on Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure standouts, including 2014 tight end Bryce Dixon and 2015 quarterback Ricky Town through the next year, and that should help their Seraph teammates, including 2014 cornerback Davonte Nunnery.
On each of the past two weekends, Nunnery has taken an unofficial visit with Dixon, as they tripped to Arizona for the Wildcats' victory over USC and then, this past weekend, to UCLA as the Bruins took down the Wildcats. Nunnery said the connections to coaches through his teammates have helped jump start the recruiting process, as Arizona, UCLA and Washington -- three programs that have offered Dixon -- have expressed interest in Nunnery.
"It's going smooth," he said of recruiting. "I'm just getting myself out there this year and I'm going to be sending a highlight tape out. Arizona and UCLA have shown interest and a Washington coach said he's going to keep looking at me and see how I do throughout the year."
The most recent visit -- to UCLA -- impressed the junior cornerback in a big way.
"It felt like home," he said. "It was a really good environment and I loved the stadium. I met a couple of the coaches and it felt like the fans got along with the team really well."
Nunnery began his high school career at Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, which made the Seraphs' comeback win over the Lions' last Friday even sweeter for Nunnery. It also allowed him to spend plenty of time Saturday with UCLA commit and Oaks Christian linebacker Cameron Judge at the Bruins' game. Nunnery said he spoke with Judge a lot during the visit and that the senior was one of his best friends during his time at Oaks Christian.
Nunnery also got in touch with UCLA recruiting coordinator Adrian Klemm during the visit.
"He talked to me about the game I had the night before and told me to keep up the good work," Nunnery said. "They are still going to be looking at me."
Nunnery is enjoying stepping into the recruiting process, and these first two unofficial visits have given him a chance to see what awaits him in the next year.
"I'm trying to go through the campuses and experience things," Nunnery said. "I'm interested in Arizona and UCLA a lot. But I haven't experienced the campuses yet, so I want to take a visit to both campuses."