Brandon Burton Breaks Down His Weekend Visit to UCLA, Ready to Announce

Feb. 1 -- Gardena (Calif.) Serra athlete Brandon Burton took his final official visit to UCLA over the weekend and is set to make his decision Tuesday night...

After taking official visits to Florida StateNotre DameOhio State and Oklahoma, athlete Brandon Burton stayed closer to home for his final visit when he checked out UCLA.

"I've been up to UCLA multiple times but this visit was cool because I got to spend a lot more time with the players on the team," Burton said. "I got a better feel for what the locker room would be like there and I think UCLA is a situation where I can see myself thrive.

"I met with all the coaches and they talked about where they see me fitting in. Coach Meat (Martin) said I could have an immediate impact at safety and nickel, Yarbs (Yarber) likes me as an X and Z receiver, and Coach Mora said I would have an impact as a leader on the team.

"They said the side of the ball I play more on will be dictated by how well I do and how comfortable I look. I will be playing both ways though and will also be returning punts and kicks so it's a good situation."

Burton said he had met with Mora one other time before in a one-on-one setting and he enjoyed getting to know the Bruin head coach a little more.

"It was cool that Coach Mora already sees me as a potential leader," Burton said. "He said he wants to get me around the team because he thinks I can lead the people that are in the grey areas of doing the right things versus the wrong things.

"Denzel Fisher was my host and all the players were great with me. All the DBs and WRs hang out together so I was with Mossi JohnsonOctavius SpencerWill LockettNate Meadors and Jordan Lasley. It's a great group of guys and I fit in really well there."

Burton will announce his decision Tuesday night at 9:00 PST and is deciding between Arizona Wildcats, FSU, UCLA and USC.

"I'm so ready for this to be done," Burton said. "I didn't mean for it to drag out this far, that's just how it played out. I'm excited to make my decision though and ready to get going. I'm going to be ready to play so I'm excited about the opportunity."

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