A Look At UCLA's Official Visitors

Here's a quick rundown of the official visitors for UCLA's final game of the season against USC, where they're ranked and who the competition is...

UCLA will host what is to date, their biggest official visit weekend, when they face USC in the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.

Included in the list is the top quarterback in the West, the top jumbo athlete in the West and the nation's premier linebacker.

Here is a look at who's expected in Westwood and Pasadena this weekend.

St. Augustine (Fla.) Menendez LB Tony Steward
The nation's top middle linebacker, Steward will be taking the first of his five scheduled official visits. He'll visit Florida in two weeks, then next month visit Alabama, Clemson and Florida State to round things up. While Steward is a longshot, UCLA is in good company with an impressive list of suitors. They'd probably feel better about their chances, though, if it was his last visit. Still, this is a big visitor for the Bruin staff.

Chandler (Ariz.) QB Brett Hundley (Committed)
Hundley is the crown jewel of UCLA's recruiting class so far, the lone four-star, and the premier quarterback prospect out West. Hundley is ranked fifth nationally, and he gave UCLA fans a sigh of relief when he committed in September. The next time Hundley steps foot in the Rose Bowl will be for the Spring Game, since he's an early enrollee. Expect Hundley to be doing a lot of recruiting of his own this weekend.

Hillsboro (Ore.) OLB Colt Lyerla
The top jumbo athlete in the West, Lyerla is favoring Oregon and USC solidly over UCLA, but the Bruins are happy to have him in town. He's yet to visit Oregon, and there is strong reason to think he'll end up a Duck when it's all said and done. Lyerla's only other official visit to date has been to USC.

South Jordan (Utah) Bingham RB Harvey Langi
Langi is a player that UCLA has been on for quite some time, and the Bruin staff likes him as an athlete- he can play either running back or linebacker. Utah is in a good position with Langi, while USC has been coming on strong of late. We've gotten mixed messages on where Langi stands with BYU, so for now, we'd think that the Cougars are still in on him.

Madison (Miss.) Central WR Tobias Singleton
Mississippi State and Ole Miss are doing very well with Singleton and has to be considered a lean to stay in-state, but UCLA is the lone school out West he's looking at. The four-star receiver, ranked #16 nationally, will be taking what is his first official visit, this weekend.

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic DE Brennan Scarlett
The busiest person the last month has to be Scarlett, who will be taking an official visit for the fifth straight weekend, and it's his final visit. Scarlett has visited USC, Notre Dame, Cal and Stanford respectively and will wrap things up with a visit to UCLA. Scarlett told us in October he wasn't planning to visit Oregon or Oregon State officially, since they're close enough to home. Scarlett has indicated that he'd like to announce his decision at the U.S. Army Bowl next month.

Washington (D.C.) St. John's DL Kevin McReynolds
This will be the first official trip for McReynolds, who visited UCLA unofficially in the spring. We think McReynolds will end up playing his college ball out West, but that place, at this point, is predicted to be Oregon. Still, UCLA is going to try with him this weekend.

Owings Mill (Md.) OT Donovan Smith
This will be the fifth and final visit for the four-star offensive tackle, who has previously visited Michigan State, NC State, Penn State and Syracuse. It would be somewhat of a surprise if he left the East Coast, and UCLA is the lone school West of the Mississippi he's showing interest in. But they're hoping for the "last visit" magic.

Henderson (Nev.) Liberty DE Sam Tai (Committed)
Tai is one of UCLA's four commits on his official, and he too is an early enrollee. Tai committed to UCLA last month over Arkansas, right after taking an unofficial to the UCLA-Oregon State game.

San Diego (Calif.) Rancho Bernardo OLB Aaron Wallace (Committed)
Wallace was UCLA's first defensive commit in this class.  He committed to UCLA during the summer, and has remained solid to the Bruins, despite Texas A&M, where his father played, being a big pursuer of him.

Riverside (Calif.) C.C. OLB Ryan Hofmeister (Committed)
The last of UCLA's committed visitors, and their lone JC player so far, Hofmeister will be signing later this month with UCLA and enrolling next month, in time for him to participate in spring practice.

Brandon is in his sixth year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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