Andrews Enjoys Official Visit

The La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat receiver, Darren Andrews, enjoyed his trip to UCLA, where he's committed...

La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat receiver Darren Andrews took his first official visit this weekend, tripping to UCLA.

Andrews committed to the Bruins in November, and while he camped their this summer, it was his first real chance to see the campus in depth.

"It went really good," said Andrews. "I got there on Friday, on Saturday we went to dinner with the coaches and watched the UCLA basketball game, and then I got to hang out with a lot of the players."

Andrews was hosted by freshman cornerback Ishmael Adams, and spent time with some of the other players.

"I hung out with Ishmael, he was my host both nights, and we hung out with Devin Fuller, Kenny Orjioke and Simon Goines," said Andrews. "John Ross was on his visit too and we did a little recruiting of him."

Andrews said he enjoyed getting a chance to see much more of the UCLA campus than he had before.

"I had gone there for a camp, but I never really got to tour the campus, so that was cool to see," said Andrews. "I met with an academic adviser and everything is really good about the school."

Andrews, the nephew of UCLA's receivers coach Eric Yarber, talked with both his uncle as well as a number of other coaches.

"I got to have a 1on1 sit-down with Coach (Jim) Mora and I also talked with Coach Demetrice Martin, Coach Steve Broussard and Coach Noel Mazzone," said Andrews.

Andrews said the Bruin coaches want him to play in the slot, and he'll also get a chance to return punts and kicks.

He does plan to take one more official visit, next month.

"I'm going up to Washington State on January 11th-13th," said Andrews.

But Andrews said he's solid to UCLA.

"I'm solid to the Bruins," said Andrews.

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