Bellevue (Wash.) linebacker and UCLA soft verbal Myles Jack will take four visits in January: to UCLA, Arizona State, Washington and Oregon. Because Washington quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo (who is recruiting him) would not be his position coach at UW if he winds up there, Jack admits "the Tuiasosopo name" is not a huge factor for him in the grand scope.
Also from Twitter:
No pads, guys in sweatshirts, most of them with hands in pockets. Except for the man-child that is defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes. He's standing around wearing a baby-blue t-shirt and flip-flops.
Tahaan Goodman is rocking UCLA skull cap under his helmet.
Greg Biggins from Semper Fi practice:
Two big announcements will be made at the game Friday concerning UCLA- Thomas Duarte and John Ross. Things look good for UCLA with Duarte but I think UW is team to beat for Ross. Johnny Johnson is still a big UCLA lean but doesn't want to announce anything until he visits Jan. 18. Devon Allen looked great today, a lot quicker in and out of his breaks than I expected, not just a straight line guy. He said UCLA still leads but he'll visit Stanford and possibly Arkansas in January. I got the impressed his father is higher on Stanford than he is but the Cardinal are always tough to beat and when he visits, he'll likely hear if his application is accepted or not.
John Lopez had a great day and was probably the best OL of the day. He's so physically strong and is really finishing well. Kenny Lacy looked good, physically, he has an ideal frame and has really worked hard on his body. Deon Hollins was impossible to block in the one on ones and was working out mostly with the DEs today. p>
Brandon Huffman at UnderArmour, on UCLA-related news:
Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza cornerback Priest Willis was excellent on Day One, looking really good in coverage and in the team drills. He played some in the slot and then would drop back to play free. He looks a lot bigger too.
Defensively, Isaac Savaiinaea, was one of the better performers at linebacker among all the backers, looking great in pass drops and also doing a good job stopping the run in live drills. The four-star is the top middle backer in the West, and he's one of two Hawaii natives in Orlando. Still hearing good things about UCLA and Savaiinaea. UCLA-committed punter Sean Covington flat out kicks the crap out of the ball. I was here the year Jeff Locke was in the UnderArmour game (and was the best punter I saw at an All-Star game), and while Covington isn't quite to Locke's level, he's not far. A couple of the Scout analysts from around the country were impressed with how well he boomed his punts. And the returners were having a difficult time fielding the punts.
UCLA offensive line commit Scott Quessenberry from Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon was solid all day himself. He was playing center and running with the ones on the day. He was also one of the leaders of the line, leading their stretching drills and was kind of a favorite of the OL coach there. He's gotten bigger since the summer, and showed real good strength.
At receiver, Santa Monica (Calif.) prospect Sebastian LaRue, a USC soft commit who is still interested in UCLA, was as good as at any point we've seen him in the last year. He was the most consistent receiver for Team White, whether in the slot or split wide, working the safeties and linebackers, or moving outside and dusting corners, LaRue showed good concentration and hands, something he struggled with at times this season.
Brandon and Amy discuss the latest from the UnderArmour practices in the video below, including Alabama commit Cooper Bateman, Fresno State commit Zack Greenlee, Oregon commit Evan Voeller, UCLA commit Scott Quessenberry, Cal commit Cameron Hunt, USC commit Sebastian LaRue, and the uncommitted Max Redfield.