Is Hollins Still Solid With UCLA?

Missouri City (Tex.) Marshall linebacker Deon Hollins took his final official visit over the weekend to Notre Dame. The Irish made a big impression on Hollins but was it enough to pull him away from his longtime commitment to UCLA?

Deon Hollins waited until January before he took any of his official visits and then three on consecutive weekends. First he hit up Utah, then UCLA and was in South Bend over the weekend to check out Notre Dame.

"I liked it a lot there, Notre Dame is a great school," Hollins said. "The tradition is pretty incredible, you can just feel it in the air almost and they have had some great players go through that program. They're coming off a great season and I have a good relationship with the coaches.

"Coach Kelly seems like a real good guy and Kerry Cooks is the one that has been recruiting me and we get along really well. They have a great group of guys on the team and I felt really comfortable with them. They treated me like I was already part of the family there so overall, it was nothing but positives for me."

The Irish were expected to come in for a home visit on Tuesday but Hollins said he has made his final decision and the family decided to cancel that trip.

"I'm going to UCLA," Hollins said. "I actually had a home visit last night with Coach Martin and coach Ulbrich and I'm really excited about the UCLA program and where things are headed. The coaches came in and basically reiterated a lot of what we talked about on my visit just last week but I'm solid and excited to be a Bruin.

"You can tell the program is going in the right direction. It's a resurgent program, in just one year Coach Mora has already made a big impact and he doesn't even have all of his guys in yet. I'm not doing any more home visits or official visits with anyone else, I'm a Bruin and looking forward to Signing Day."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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