"That was a big deal for me and what kind of separated them over USC. USC got some big time guys last year and although I'm not afraid of competition, they'll have a year ahead of me of learning the offense. I want to play as a true freshman and UCLA gives me that opportunity. Plus I love the staff there, Coach Embree, my position coach, Coach Bieniemy was the one recruiting me and Coach Dorrell. I felt a connection with all three and that put them over the top."
Graves had a big junior season earning Student Sports Junior All-American honors after catching 106 balls, for 1,499 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has good size at 6-1 and 170 pounds, runs well and is very polished. He's not a burner but has great hands and knows how to get open. He runs very well after the catch and although not a sprinter, never seems to get caught from behind on the football field.