Salem In Wait-and-See Mode

Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor defensive lineman J.B. Salem has his recruitment at a standstill as he waits for some clarity from both Stanford and UCLA...

Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor defensive lineman J.B. Salem has a big week ahead, that will shape his future in one way or another.

A longtime commit to Stanford, Salem has yet to be admitted into Stanford, so he took a visit to UCLA this weekend.

The Bruins, however, have not offered. So Salem waits for one school to make a move.

"I am hoping to hear back from Stanford tomorrow on if I have been admitted," said Salem. "In the meantime, I took my visit to UCLA and they didn't offer because they respect my commitment to Stanford. They said they'll be in touch with me this week."

Salem visited Stanford a week ago, and stayed local to UCLA this weekend.

"It was a lot of fun, with a lot of great people, and some really great coaches," said Salem. "Coach Neuheisel called me in the office and said he just wanted me to come out and enjoy myself. He's really respectful of my commitment to Stanford. He said we'll talk business this week."

Salem said that he remains solid to Stanford.

"With my commitment to Stanford still standing, I've yet to change anything right now," said Salem. "I'm in wait-and-see mode. By no means am I jumping ship. I've just got to see where I stand with Stanford and UCLA. But I don't need to make any decisions right now. Its not February 2nd. Right now I'm a Stanford Cardinal." Salem was hosted by Jordan Zumwalt on his visit to UCLA, who found himself in a similar situation a year ago, choosing between Stanford and UCLA.

"Jordan and I had some really good talks, but he said at the end of the day, it's where you best fit in and where you want to be," said Salem.

This week, Salem said that new Stanford head coach David Shaw would be in for an in-home visit and potentially Rick Neuheisel will be.

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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