HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.Jayden Daniels has had an eventful offseason filled with unofficial visit and throwing competitions, including last week's The Opening Finals where a dozen of the nation's top quarterbacks were among the field.

The four-star dual-threat prospect from San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon has shifted his focus back on his high school team which made an appearance in the state championship game last year, but he told 247Sports at the Edison Battle at the Beach tournament Saturday that he's also been sorting through potential official visits.

Daniels was the lone quarterback at The Opening Finals that has yet to commit to a college program.

"The experience was good -- not many kids from my city get to go there so it was a different feeling, but it was fun to compete against the best," Daniels said. "It was great to see where I stack up."

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback has locked in his first two trips for early in the season.

"I have an official visit set up with Utah for the Washington game," Daniels said. "Salt Lake City was beautiful when I went out there for my unofficial visit earlier this offseason. It's clear and all you see is mountains out there. Coach Kyle Whittingham has built a winning program and he's gone 11-1 in bowl games. Coach Troy Taylor has been there for a couple years now and I really have a good relationship with him. The offense there really fits me and what I do at Cajon now, so seeing that and seeing how they ran things during the spring game, it was a great visit for me.

"I'm also going up to California for their first home game [Sept. 1]. I know they already have a commitment from a quarterback, but that doesn't really matter to me. If they take two and I'm one of those, I know that wherever I go I would have to compete. I'm not getting away from that. Cal, with coach (Justin) Wilcox, has a young staff and they're together. They're definitely building something up there in Berkeley and I feel that they have the pieces to be really good."

The two local programs, UCLA and USC, are among a top eight list that also includes Georgia, Nebraska, Penn State and Texas A&M. The Bruins picked up a pledge from Texas-based three-star quarterback Chase Griffin and the Trojans landed Arizona-based three-star Kedon Slovis, but both continue to heavily pursue Daniels.

"I'm definitely going to get back out to UCLA and USC," Daniels said. "At UCLA I've been talking with coach Chip Kelly and coach Dana Bible all the time. At USC it's been mostly coach Bryan Ellis. I know I could just text either of those coaches and head up there any time since it's not too far. They're both local and obviously it wouldn't get much better than being able to stay close to home.

"USC got the commitment [from Slovis] but they have been telling me they'd still want me to be a Trojan. When UCLA got the commitment [from Griffin], coach Kelly got in touch with me and told me that they were planning to take two since they're a new staff. I don't have a problem with either situation and I know I'd be ready to compete with anyone."

No time frame for a decision has been solidified but Daniels does plan to sign during the early period in December. He knows of another school he'd like to get out to in September.

"I definitely want to get out to Texas A&M to see how it is," Daniels said. "I know they took a commit, too, but I want to get out there on an official for sure, hopefully early in the season when they play Clemson."

Daniels is the nation's No. 82 overall prospect, No. 2 among dual-threat quarterbacks and No. 15 in the state of California for the 2019 class, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. He passed for 5,139 yards and 62 touchdowns in 16 games as a junior last season.