Lee Excited About Bruin Future

The Redlands (Calif.) running back, Craig Lee, has no one but UCLA in his sight...

Redlands (Calif.) running back Craig Lee is the No. 2 running back in California, and looked like it in the Terriers win over Los Osos, with a workmanlike game where he carried the ball 26 times for 184 yards, including 48 yards on five carries on the decisive drive that put Redlands ahead.

Lee, who committed to UCLA last month, was happy with his performance in the win, despite being kept out of the end zone.

"We're starting to come together as a team, the line is coming off good, and we're getting the hang of it," said Lee. "The plan was to let me go to work. We had to execute a little better."

On Saturday, Lee got to see his future school take on Nebraska at the Rose Bowl, and he said he's excited about his future with the Bruins.

"I was at the game on Saturday," said Lee. "I love the offense and the way they've been running the ball. I'm not taking any other visits. I'm solid to UCLA."

Lee said his relationship with the Bruin coaches played a big role in his decision to pick the Bruins.

"Coach (Demetrice) Martin and Coach (Steve) Broussard, we all have a really good relationship and I have a good relationship with Coach (Jim) Mora too," said Lee.

With Johnathan Franklin graduating after this season, Lee knows that there is a possibility for early playing time, but he said that wasn't a big reason he picked UCLA.

"It's the best place for me, so playing next year wasn't a big reason," said Lee. "But I'm coming to work, to compete and earn to my spot."

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