Wooching Solid In Verbal to UCLA

The Hawaii native and three-star fullback, Psalm Wooching, says despite new interest from a number of Western schools, he's solid in his commitment to UCLA...

Kailua Kona (Hawaii) Kealakehe athlete Psalm Wooching (6-3, 205), was one of the first commits to UCLA in the 2012 class, and despite his commitment to the Bruins, other schools are still checking in on him.

"I talked with UNLV and Coach Gray last week and he me a scholarship as a running back," said Wooching. "He is planning on bringing me in for an official visit. I know Washington, Utah and Colorado are following me very close too. I will probably use up all five visits if I get them all, after my season is over. I have been planning for an official visit to UCLA sometime after the football season.

Despite the desire to take some other trips, Wooching said that his commitment to UCLA is solid.

"UCLA is a solid verbal," said Wooching. "Nobody that is interested can beat what they are. They have followed words with actions. But it will still be good to visit others school to compare what they have and what I've got."

Wooching's first choice would be to play running back, but said UCLA also likes him for defense.

"UCLA is checking me both as a running back and outside linebacker," said Wooching. "My passion is running back. I know my height is too tall for running back but I like to prove people wrong. My passion for the game will pierce whatever is in place because of my work ethics. Some people like to play, I really like to play. That's why whoever can give me an opportunity to play right away is what I will consider very strong for a school."

But Wooching knows that defense could be a good spot for him.

"UCLA is looking at me hard at outside linebacker because of my height, my size and I'm not afraid to hit or tackle because of my aggressiveness. I guess being a Samoan and a rugby player plays a big part in it. Like I said before, whatever position they put me in and a chance to play early, I will show up with all I've got and fight for that spot to be a starter," said Wooching."

Wooching has helped his school to an unbeaten record in 2011.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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