Sunday, January 5th - StubHub Center - Carson, Calif - 6 p.m. PT - FOX Sports 1
Updated UCLA Storylines:
-- Kammy Delp will announce his decision during the game and it's expected it will be UCLA.
-- It appears that Miami coach Al Golden is the leading candidate for the Penn State job, or has actually already agreed to take it. That would almost certainly greatly affect Brad Kaaya's decision, and could sway him to UCLA.
-- UCLA committed prospects Adarius Pickett and Cameron Griffin have been among the best players in the practices this week.
-- We're hearing more and more that UCLA has very good chance with the Louisiana Three -- Mattrell McGraw, Kenny Young and Malachi Dupre. It didn't hurt to have McGraw in town for the game all week.
CB Adarius Pickett, El Cerrito (Calif.)- COMMIT
Recently named the East Bay Player of the Year after leading El Cerrito to the CIF-NCS title, Pickett signed his papers with UCLA and will enroll next quarter. One of the top commits to the Bruins in this class, Pickett will play defensive back in the game, but showed this year that he can play a variety of positions, including running back. Pickett is one of two Bruin verbals in the game.
OLB Cameron Griffin, Los Angeles (Calif.) View Park- COMMIT
Griffin has had quite the fall. He got an offer from his childhood dream school in UCLA, letting him flip his commitment from San Diego State to the Bruins. A couple weeks later, he led View Park to their first-ever CIF City Section title and a spot in the CIF SoCal D-IV regionals. In the midst of that, he became the first football player from his school to ever be selected to an All-American football game. Griffin is the second of two commits to UCLA in the game.
OG Kammy Delp, Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch
UCLA is one of Delp's co-leaders, the other being Arizona State. Delp visited Arizona State officially in November and is set to visit UCLA officially in January. But before then, he'll make his decision on Sunday during the Semper Fi Bowl. Delp said he's got a top five, and besides the Bruins and Sun Devils, he's also included Oregon State, Washington and Washington State. Still, it would be a surprise if he picked anyone besides the Bruins or Sun Devils.
QB Brad Kaaya, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
Kaaya is committed to Miami, but his story has been told for months- UCLA offered him in September and would like nothing more to flip him in the weeks leading up to Signing Day. Kaaya has maintained his commitment to Miami despite offers coming in from schools this fall. But UCLA has had him at a couple home games, had an in-home visit with him this month and continues to pursue him. Kaaya returns to the scene of arguably his finest moment. Last weekend, Kaaya led the Eagles to the CIF State D-II title at the StubHub Center.
S Mattrell McGraw, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian
Having made several visits to the Southland over the course of the last year, McGraw returns back to Los Angeles, though a visit to UCLA won't be on the schedule for the first time. That's only because he's not able to visit UCLA while in town for the Semper Fi Bowl. That said, he'll be back later in the month for his official visit, joining his two teammates, Kenny Young and Malachi Dupre, the final weekend before Signing Day. Oregon and Florida State are also on his short list.
OL Kenyon Frison, West Valley City (Utah) Granger
UCLA has recently gotten on board with him and is hoping to bring him out for an official visit and will try to flip him. He's got tremendous upside and has a chance to be a good player in college. UCLA is also playing up the fact that the last lineman they got from Utah has turned out pretty good. UCLA would like to get him in for a visit later in January to make a pitch to him.