UCLA Offers Local 2018 QB Cameron Rising

June 22 -- Newbury Park (Calif.) junior quarterback Cameron Rising took an unofficial visit to UCLA earlier today and walked away with a scholarship offer...

It's a deep year for quarterbacks in the 2018 West Coast class and Cameron Rising is right there among the best of the best.

Rising put up video game numbers as a sophomore, throwing for 3,213 yard and 40 touchdowns with just one interception. He also rushed for 756 yards and 11 more scores and shows up very well on film.

Rising is good looking pocket passer but has the ability to make plays outside the pocket as well. He's very accurate, throws with an advanced feel and timing and with two more years to develop, has a very nice upside to him.


Rising already boasts national offers from programs all over the country including schools like  Alabama,  LSU,  Michigan,  NebraskaOklahoma and Penn State, along with several Pac-12 schools. You can now add UCLA to the mix.

"I'm very excited to get an offer from UCLA, this is one I've been hoping for," Rising said. "Growing up, I liked UCLA a lot and I've already visited the campus and know a lot about the school. I got there today around 10:00 and me and my family went and met up with Coach Tui (Tuiasosopo) in his office.

"That's when he told me I had the offer and like I said, I was very excited to get it. He said they planned to offer a few other quarterbacks in my class and that's fine with me. Coach Mora wasn't there but I did get to talk with the OC, Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu and he's a real nice guy. I have high interest in UCLA for sure and I'm definitely going to give them a hard look."

Rising is set for a busy July where he'll visit five programs from outside the region.

"I'm going to Alabama, LSU, Houston, TCU and Oklahoma," Rising said. "I'm going to knock out all of those right in a row and I haven't ruled out making a later summer commitment. 

"If I feel really good about a school, I'll go ahead and pull the trigger and make an early commitment but if not, I have no problem going through the process and playing out my junior year and then evaluating all my options after the season."

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