Brennan Scarlett broke down the five finalists with Scout.com's Brandon Huffman last week at U.S. Army All-American Bowl festivities.
Notre Dame: "I love Notre Dame's tradition and I think that Brian Kelly will turn the program around as it is right now. I think they'll be real successful in the future."
California: "It's a good program and they have a great coaching staff. I get along really well with them and think they'll be good again real soon."
Stanford: "The academics are the biggest piece there. Their academics are second to none and that is big to my family. They had a great season."
USC: "I love that they're consistently good on the football field. It being a private school also stands out. I don't think that their troubles will affect them much."
UCLA: "I think that Coach Neuheisel will be able to turn things around. I love the area that it's in and I loved my trip up there."
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