Two Transfers Interested in UCLA

Two talented transfers, one a speedy wide receiver and another a highly-rated linebacker out of high school, have shown interest in transferring to UCLA...

Two transfers -- former Fresno State wide receiver Jalen Saunders and former Florida State linebacker Jeff Luc -- are interested in UCLA, according to sources.

Saunders, who was an all-Wac first teamer last season, has his release from Fresno State. Apparently the new Fresno State coach and offensive coordinator, who are running the no-huddle spread, wanted Saunders to be a slot receiver and he sees himself more as a wideout.

Saunders, last season, had 50 receptions for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 21.4 yards per catch to rank second in the nation. The 5-9, 160-pounder is particularly fast and, according to reliable sources, faster than anyone currently on UCLA's roster.

Those same Fresno sources are indicating that Saunders is showing some interest in UCLA.

Saunders did visit Washington this last weekend and the Huskies, according to a source, are trying to sew him up pretty quickly. We had heard, however, that Saunders intends to visit UCLA.

Saunders would have three years to play two remaining on his eligibility.

Luc, a junior, is transferring from the other FSU, reportedly unhappy with his playing time and that he was more than likely going to start this upcoming season on the bench.

Luc, from Port Saint Lucie (Fla.) Treasure Coast, was the #2-ranked middle linebacker in the 2010 national class.

The 6-0, 252-pounder was projected as a middle linebacker out of high school but played mostly outside at FSU, either the Will or the Sam spots. He ended his FSU career with 23 total tackles in two seasons. He appeared in all 11 games last season, with 15 stops and three tackles for loss.

Luc is reportedly also interested in Kansas State, while Ole Miss, TCU and South Florida could be among the schools also considered.

Luc would also have three years to play two in terms of his eligibility.


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