Antwon Moutra Talks on Neuheisel

The wide receiver prospect from Culver City committed to UCLA, Anwton Moutra, was one of the dozen or so prospects on campus Saturday to meet new UCLA Head Coach Rick Neuheisel, and the talented athlete talked about his impression...

Culver City (Calif.) receiver Antwon Moutra (6-2, 190) took an unofficial visit this past weekend to UCLA, going primarily to meet new Bruin head coach Rick Neuheisel.

Moutra came away impressed.

"He talked a lot about what he wants to do and how he's going to approach it," said Moutra. "The defense is pretty much set with keeping Coach (DeWayne) Walker and the linebacker (Chuck Bullough) and line (Todd Howard) coaches. If he brings in a good offensive coordinator and a good plan, that will be big. He was saying how he wants to use the spread and that's what I've played in. He talked about his philosophy as a coach, how he wants to get the program turned around and compete for the Rose Bowl and national championships."

Moutra said he spoke briefly one-on-one with Neuheisel and liked the coach in his first impression. "He's a real nice guy and a real nice coach," said Moutra. "Everyone says the same thing about him. There are no negatives at all, just positives. I talked to him briefly and it wasn't too much about who I was, but he said he wants me to stay on board. I'll probably talk with him more in the next couple of weeks. He's going to come to my house for an in-home visit soon."

As for Moutra's commitment to UCLA? "I'm still solid, but at the same time, I'm still looking. If it doesn't work out with UCLA, I might have to go somewhere else, but I'm still solid to UCLA."

This coming weekend, Moutra will visit California officially and will visit Washington State the weekend after. He's already visited Arizona and Oregon officially as well as UCLA last month.

Moutra said he's interested in seeing what happens with receivers coach Eric Scott, who has been recruited him. "If Coach Scott were gone, it could have an affect on my decision, so I guess I'm still waiting to see what happens with him," said Moutra.

Moutra recently received some post-season honors, earning Ocean League MVP, CIF Offensive Player of the Year and First Team all-Southern California by the L.A. Times. Moutra finished the season with 74 receptions for 1,448 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Moutra had 66 tackles and three interceptions.

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