Bruins Adding JC Offensive Lineman?

Citrus (Calif.) College offensive guard Albert Cid could be enrolling at UCLA in time for fall camp and he talks about what needs to be done for that to happen...

Citrus (Calif.) College offensive guard Albert Cid has verbally committed to UCLA.

Cid said if all goes according to plan, he'll be enrolled on the first day of fall camp.

"I committed to UCLA a couple of weeks ago," said Cid. "I have three to play three. I will have my A.A. at the end of summer and I will be enrolled at UCLA on the first day of fall camp."

Cid said he had offers from Arizona and Utah as well as UCLA, but couldn't pass up the Bruins.

"It's too good a school and opportunity to pass up," said Cid. "A degree from there is prestigious and I have a lot of family and a large fan base here in Southern California. Utah was too far and I liked Arizona a lot but UCLA is close to home."

Cid prepped at West Covina (Calif.), but wasn't going to qualify out of high school, so he went the JC route. He redshirted the 2009 season at Mt. SAC (Calif.) before transferring to Citrus, where he played last fall as a freshman, starting at right guard.

"I knew I wasn't going to qualify so I went to a JC to get my grades up and now it's all working out for me," said Cid.

Cid went to some spring practices at UCLA and said he's built a good relationship with the UCLA coaches.

"I really like Coach (Rick) Neuheisel, he's a good person," said Cid. "And I spoke with Coach (Bob) Palcic and he's a good coach."

Cid visited Arizona officially last month, where the center he started next to at Citrus last season, Addison Bachman, signed.

"It was a great experience and really nice there," said Cid. "Now I'm getting ready to set up my official visit for UCLA."

Cid said he'll be coming to UCLA as an offensive guard and hopes to make an impact immediately.

"I'm coming in and hoping to be able to contribute right away," said Cid.

Cid said going the JC route didn't derail any dreams he had of playing major college football.

"Always had the mentality that I was going to be playing D-I ball, it was just a matter of time," said Cid. "I just had to work and it was going to happen."

Cid said his family is thrilled at his future with the Bruins.

"My family is so excited, they just can't wait till I'm there," said Cid. "UCLA is far enough from home, but it's local so they can come and see all of my games."

Cid said he's also looking forward to playing in the Rose Bowl.

"I'm super excited for that, to be playing schools like Texas, and playing in some big games at the Rose Bowl," said Cid.


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