Development with Malik Henry

There is a breaking development in UCLA's recruitment of 2016 Westlake quarterback prospect Malik Henry...

UCLA officially offered a scholarship to Malik Henry, the 2016 quarterback prospect from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake, just moments ago.

Henry's father, Marchell, was just on the phone with UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora. Marchell Henry told us that Mora did, in fact, formally offer his son in that conversation.

"Malik's very excited," Marchell said. "He really likes Coach Mora and his staff, and how they're going about his recruitment. It's a happy day for us."

As of this morning, UCLA had held off on an offer to Henry. The Bruin coaches told the Henrys that Malik was the top quarterback on their 2016 board, but that they wanted to see him in person. The plan was for the staff, including Offensive Coordinator Noel Mazzone, to be at Westlake on the first day of spring practice in April.

An erroneous report, however, circulated this morning that Henry, the 6-2, 185-pound prospect, had been offered. That precipitated Marchell to contact UCLA, and that's when Mora decided to offer Malik, according to the elder Henry.

Henry had a very good showing at the recent Elite 11 Regional Camp in Los Angeles. He holds offers from BYU and Colorado.


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