Allen-Williams on His L.A. Visit

UCLA and USC had the opportunity to host Scout 300 linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams on their campuses this week and one school impressed this four-star more than the other...

The trip started Monday when Bryson Allen-Williams visited UCLA. He then visited USC on Tuesday before returning to UCLA on Wednesday.

Allen-Williams recaps his visits to each program.

"I got to see two practices at UCLA and I really liked it. I could tell that the players really want it there because they were practicing hard. They have a young team, they were practicing fast, and Coach [Jim] Mora is a great coach," Allen-Williams told Scout.

"I really like UCLA's style, the area is wonderful, the school is great, and I like the coaches there too. It is different out there and I had a great time both days.

"At USC, it was a little different. They are a very physical team with those big defensive tackles up front. They looked like the Alabama of the west to me out there.

"USC seemed a little more hard-nosed and aggressive to me. I was only there for one day, so I did not get as much time there, but it was nice. It is a nice campus too."

Allen-Williams said one school stood out to him. It was the UCLA Bruins.

"I feel I fit in perfectly at UCLA. The coaches showed me a lot more attention, they are recruiting me harder, and I just did not have the same feel at USC that I did at UCLA. I felt more wanted there and I just liked the positive attitude there."

The Bruins are now in place to make the cut for the 6-foot-2, 220 pound linebacker out of Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove.

"Oh yeah, UCLA is going to be in my top 10 when I release that over the summer," he said. "I got a great feeling when I was there. I had a nice talk with Coach Mora for about 45 minutes, he talked to my mom for almost an hour, and the coaches there really want me. They will be on my list."

The four-star has named Georgia and South Carolina as his favorites previously, but he now is open to all.

"I am working on my top 10 and I do not have any leaders right now. I will narrow my list down in the summer and go from there."

Allen-Williams traveled out to California on his own dime, he spent three days in L.A., he visited UCLA twice, and the Bruins really made a strong impression.

"Location really means nothing to me. If I feel UCLA is the best place for me, then I will go there. The plane ride was not bad and I really liked it there a lot. I liked being around the players, I liked their tempo at practice, the coaches are great, and they are up there for me now."

Scout ranks Allen-Williams as the No. 9 outside linebacker in the country and he mentioned August 9 as a possible commitment date.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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