Stanton Recaps UCLA Junior Day

The Santa Margarita (Calif.) quarterback, Johnny Stanton, talks about Junior Day at UCLA...

Santa Margarita (Calif.) quarterback Johnny Stanton has spent the past few weekends on the road at the various Pac-12 schools in the state of California.

Stanton wrapped up his road trip for the month with a visit to UCLA on Sunday for the Bruins' Junior Day.

"It was pretty cool there," said Stanton. "We were able to talk to the coaches a whole lot. A couple of the coaches were on the tour with us and then a couple more were with us during lunch."

Stanton spent time with a number of coaches.

"I talked with Coach (Jim) Mora and Coach (Adrian) Klemm a lot," said Stanton. "Coach Mora was really involved with the players there and Coach Klemm recruits Orange County and has been by our school before so he knows all the guys who came down with me."

Stanton also got to chat with offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone.

"I got to speak a little bit with Coach Mazzone and I was able to watch film from Arizona State from last year and see what he did with the offense," said Stanton. "He didn't really talk that much about offering me but he said that they'll come to see me in the spring."

It was Stanton's first time in Westwood.

"It was my first time there and it was beautiful," said Stanton. "They have a beautiful campus and the new weight room and new locker rooms are nice and they were talking about a new football facility."

Stanton was at USC's Junior Day and plans to go to a couple more in the future.

"I'm going to Colorado on April 14th and then Washington on April 28th and I think I'm going to the Notre Dame one," said Stanton.

Stanton said he wants to play quarterback in college, and both of his offers, from Air Force and Washington, come as a quarterback. Some schools like him as an athlete.

"If a coach decides to change me when I got to college, I'd do it, but I think of myself as a quarterback and want to be recruited as a quarterback," said Stanton. "The big thing is for schools to see me throw this spring."

Stanton is coming off a junior year where he helped lead the Eagles to the CIF-SS Pac-5 title and the CIF State D-I title. Stanton threw for 2,439 yards and 13 touchdowns with eight interceptions while rushing for 1,428 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a 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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