More on UCLA From Damian Alloway

Aug. 27 -- Hear more of what receiver Damian Alloway had to say about UCLA and his interest in the Bruins...

A summer decision appeared imminent for four-star athlete Damian Alloway following a July visit to Notre Dame that put the Irish in pole-position.

But nearby UCLA has given the Fontana (Calif.) Summit standout reason to reconsider.

“I still want to visit UCLA one more time before I do anything,” Alloway said. “It’s getting hard though with my schedule and my games, but I am going to try to get up to one of their practices, maybe one of these Saturdays after one of my games.”

Opting to make a silent commitment has been a recent theme that has emerged in the hearsay of Alloway’s recruitment.

“I could do that,” Alloway said. “But that was more of a recommendation from a coach to me. I might do that if I know, but I’m not too, too sure of (my decision).”

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound athlete finds both Notre Dame and UCLA appealing but for reasons unique to each school.

“After my visit to Notre Dame, I felt really good about it,” Alloway said. “Coach (Mike) Sanford showed me around and he was my guy all day. I noticed how different you feel when you walk up to Notre Dame’s campus. It gives a different vibe unlike anywhere I’ve been.

“UCLA was pretty much one of the first schools to offer, and they have the edge in that they were one of the first schools to believe in me. Plus, they’re an hour away from me, so I could play near my family and in front of the hometown.

“I really like both schools, that’s what’s making it such a hard decision.”

Alloway plans to take an official visit to Wisconsin on Sept. 26. An official visit to Notre Dame is scheduled for Oct. 17.

“I am going to schedule my visits to Arizona State and Washington soon,” Alloway said. “The last one might be to UCLA or Cal or another school that decides to offer. I just know that I want to take all of my visits.”


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