Stanford Commit Sione Lund Visits UCLA

Mar. 13 -- Stanford got a big commitment out of Utah last year, but the Bruins are still in pursuit...

Sione Heimuli-Lund committed to Stanford in November, choosing his longtime dream school after the end of his junior season, but his recruitment has failed to slow down.

The four-star athlete from Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton landed an SEC offer from LSU on Friday and, hours later, made his way to UCLA for an unofficial visit.

There isn't much to read into it -- Heimuli-Lund told Scout.com he remains firm with his pledge to the Cardinal -- but the two-way standout is certainly open to hearing other coaches out.

"Coach (Marques) Tuiasosopo at UCLA was talking about how well I would fit into their new offense as a power back, so I guess we'll see how that goes," Heimuli-Lund said. "Without a doubt I would visit them (again). I just love what they stand for and the football program is always good. Academics are a high priority there and that's a place I've just been a fan of ever since I was little. They told me I'll be a priority to them and that they'll continue to build a relationship with me and just recruit me."

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Tuiasosopo has had some recent success recruiting the state of Utah, particularly during his stint at USC where he helped the Trojans land Heimuli-Lund's former high school teammate, Osa Masina.

Los Angeles appears to be only the first stop of what could be a busy offseason for Heimuli-Lund. LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Utah and Virginia are all under consideration for future visits, the 6-foot-1, 225-pound prospect said. He intends to visit the Cardinal again in May.

Heimuli-Lund rushed for 1,184 yards and 14 touchdowns on just 113 carries in 11 games as a junior last season. He added 123 total tackles, including five sacks, on the defensive side.


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