The four-star prospect committed to play just up the freeway, choosing UCLA from among 12 offers.
"I've always been a fan of UCLA," said Porter. "It's close to home."
Porter said that the the Bruin staff recruited him the hardest from the 12 schools who offered. His high school coaches favored UCLA but his family told him they supported whatever decision he made.
A talented baseball player, Porter said UCLA has indicated that he could play baseball in college.
Ranked as the 12th-best middle linebacker nationally by Scout.com, Porter is the #2-ranked middle linebacker in the West in the 2012 class.