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Three-star CB Quentin Lake Unaffected By UCLA's Struggles

Oct. 29 -- Three-star cornerback Quentin Lake of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei committed to UCLA before the start of his senior season and, despite the Bruins' disappointing showing, hasn't wavered...

Quentin Lake landed a dream scholarship offer from UCLA in the summer and committed to the Bruins shortly thereafter, but several schools have stayed on the chase.

The three-star cornerback from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei recently landed an offer from Illinois after some ongoing contact with defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson, but said he is not sure if he would take any other visits.

"I'm solid with the Bruins," Lake told Scout.com. "I love coach Meat (Demetrice Martin), I love coach (Jim) Mora -- they've been showing me a lot of support and communication. It's been a great experience so far.

"You're not always going to have the best years but, just looking at it, I want to see how I can come in and help out. It makes me want to play early and give the team the push it needs to start winning games."


Lake, the son of former UCLA great and current Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake, has been doing some recruiting on the Bruins' behalf lately, reaching out to Lamont Wade of Clairton, Pa., about visiting campus down the road. He said he is also targeting offensive line and running back prospects given the need at those positions.

Lake and Mater Dei are out to 8-0 start this season and look like a top contender for the California state title.

"As a team, we've been working and grinding so hard," Lake said. "It was amazing to get over this hump and beat Bosco.

"Our senior class is probably the closest one we've had at Mater Dei, just knowing each other and hanging out. We've been playing as a unit and always keep our composure."


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