Abraham Talks about Commitment

One of the newest Bruins and the first offensive line commitment, <b>Brian Abraham</b>, talks about why he decided to pull the trigger and verbally commit to UCLA...

Offensive line prospect Brian Abraham, 6-6, 260, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High, came to the UCLA four-day camp expecting to show off his skills and hoping to get a scholarship offer. When the offer came, he wasted no time. Abraham became the Bruins first commitment on the offensive line, and the fourth overall.

"The camp was awesome. After camp, Coach Weber and Coach Dorrell called and talked to me, and then offered me," Abraham said. "When they offered, I committed."

Though Abraham had planned to wait out the recruiting process a little longer, he had an idea that if UCLA offered he could pull the trigger. "It was in the back of my mind that if they offered, I would commit. I talked about it with my dad and pretty much made the decision to accept, since I knew that's where I wanted to go."

Abraham was one of the better linemen at camp, and has pretty good footwork. "It was my first time going to a camp like that, and it was awesome, working with the coaches, learning the techniques."

Committing early, for Abraham, has its advantages. "Committing took a lot of weight off my back so I didn't have to worry about it and I can focus on my senior year. But I am looking forward to going there and playing. I loved the campus, all the facilities are going to be new, the weight room, the locker room, it will all be done when I get there."

Abraham had offers from Notre Dame, Arizona and Oregon State as well, but in the end, the allure of playing close to home and for the Bruins was too much. "My parents are pretty excited, They will get to see all of my games. It was the fifth time I had been to campus. I was there for Junior Day, so I knew I want to go here."

Abraham projects to play tackle in college, and he prefers to play left tackle, which he plays at RCHS. Now, he turns his attention to his senior season. "I'll go to all the UCLA home games this year, then look forward to playing there next year."


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