Brown Excited for UCLA

The UCLA commit and Long Beach (Calif.) Poly linebacker, Jayon Brown, talks about his official visit to Westwood...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly linebacker Jayon Brown committed to UCLA back in September, and this weekend, finally got to spend a full couple days in Westwood for his official visit.

"I loved everything about it," said Brown. "I love the school system, I like the quarter system and I like how they're running their practices. And the coaching staff, they're going to be 100% and you can trust them."

Brown got to take a thorough tour of the UCLA campus too, which he'd only done partially during a previous stop at Junior Day.

"We were able to view the dorms and the facilities and meet with the strength and conditioning coach," said Brown. "My mom and dad and little brother were with me and they really love it."

Brown was hosted by his former Poly teammate, Randall Goforth, and also spent time with the other commits.

"Me and Randall hung out a lot with the other players," said Brown. "And we talked about how we're already working on (Poly underclassmen) JuJu Smith (John Smith) and Iman Marshall."

Brown spent time with linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich, who laid out where they envision Brown playing in college.

"They want me for that spot that Dalton Hilliard and Stan McKay play as like another outside linebacker who drops into coverage," said Brown. "Dalton is graduating and he said that there, everyone fights for their job and everyone has a chance to come in and start. They've always had that position in mind for me. I think it would be nice to eventually become a regular linebacker, but I'll play whatever they want me to."

When Brown committed to the Bruins, it was still early in Mora's first season, but he wasn't surprised with the way UCLA played this season.

"I wasn't surprised, because Coach Mora is a great coach who's been in the NFL," said Brown. "The whole UCLA staff is full of former NFL players with NFL experience and they know what they're talking about and you can see their view of what they're trying do. I was at the USC game and that was a lot of fun. They're really turning it around."

Brown said being on the UCLA campus made him eager to be back there.

"I can't wait to just get there and compete again and start hitting at a faster level," said Brown. "I'll enroll in June and be working out during the summer. I'm 200 right now, and they said they'd like me at 215 by the fall and 210 is a good size to get to by the time I get there."

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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