Alloway Checks Out UCLA

Apr. 7 -- Four-star wide receiver Damian Alloway enjoyed his visit to UCLA and meeting with the coaches...

Four-star wide receiver Damian Alloway nearly committed to California a few weeks ago, but held back due to some reservations about committing that early without going through the process more and seeing what other schools have to offer.

This past weekend, Alloway made his way down to UCLA with current UCLA commit Lokeni Toailoa, and the visit definitely opened his eyes.

"It was a great visit," Alloway said. "I really enjoyed watching practice, and how energetic it was. I finally got to meet with Coach Yarber and Coach Mora, and that was great, just getting to hang out with them a little bit. I knew Coach Martin, but I hadn't met Yarber or Mora before, so it was great just to speak with them."

UCLA and Cal are Alloway's top two, and he said after this visit that there isn't much gap between the two.

"I had heard some stuff that maybe UCLA didn't use its slot guys that much," Alloway said. "But I saw in practice and heard from the coaches that they can definitely use a guy like me, who has quickness and speed. It was good to see all of that."

Alloway had to leave shortly after practice so he didn't have time for a full campus tour, which means a return trip during spring ball is likely.

"I'm going to try to get up there again," Alloway said. "We'll see what weekends I have available, but it'll probably have to be a Saturday when I don't have 7-on-7. I also want to visit Cal and USC again too."

With three of his 7-on-7 teammates committed to UCLA in Krys Barnes, Demetric Felton, and Toailoa, Alloway said that could help to play a role in ultimate decision.

"Playing with my friends would be great," Alloway said. "We'll see how it goes, but that could play a factor."

Alloway said he still plans to make a decision by the summer, hopefully at The Opening if he gets an invite.

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