Lopa Talks About UCLA Trip

Sacramento (Calif.) Grant defensive end Faigame Lopa talks about his official visit to UCLA, and when he plans to make his decision...

Sacramento (Calif.) Grant defensive end Faigame Lopa is back from his second visit to a Pac-10 school and he has two more before he'll make his decision.

Lopa had already visited Arizona State and tripped to UCLA this weekend, and the next two weeks will take him to Oregon State and Washington State.

The three-star pass-rushed enjoyed his time in Westwood.

"I really liked the weather down there and I think it's one of the best campus I've ever seen," said Lopa. "It was my first time there. And it was really nice."

Lopa was hosted by Wade Yandall on his trip.

"Wade was my host and I also talked with Iuta Tepa, Eddie Williams, Micah Kia and Darius Savage," said Lopa.

Lopa said the UCLA coaches like him as an end.

"They like me as a defensive end, but I'll play wherever," said Lopa.

Linebackers coach Clark Lea is recruiting Lopa, and that's who he spent much of his time with.

"I talked with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel too, but Coach Lea is the one recruiting me and calling me so I talked with him the most," said Lopa.

His family also flanked him on the trip.

"My parents went, my little sister and my brother both went and we all had a really good time," said Lopa.

Lopa said he doesn't have a favorite yet.

"I don't really know yet, because I have to see the other campuses before I start narrowing it down," said Lopa. "I'll probably announce on Signing Day."

This week, Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson and Oregon State coach Mike Riley will be in for in-home visits.

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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