Porter Gives Bruins a Commitment

One of the best linebacker prospects in the west for 2012, Aaron Porter from La Habra (Calif.), commits to UCLA on Independence Day...

La Habra (Calif.) linebacker Aaron Porter won't have to travel too far to play his college football.

The four-star prospect committed to play just up the freeway, choosing UCLA from among 12 offers.

Porter had narrowed down his list to a final four of Arizona State, Boise State, California and UCLA.

"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.

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