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Wedington Recaps UCLA Official Visit

Jan. 29 -- Sumner (Wash.) athlete Connor Wedington recapped his official visits to Baylor and UCLA and talked about his experience at the Polynesian Bowl...

Since the dead period ended earlier this month, Sumner (Wash.) athlete Connor Wedington has been on the go.

This week, he took visits to Baylor and UCLA.  Last week, he was in Hawaii for the Polynesian Bowl.  And before he left for the Islands, he was at Stanford.

But things will slow down this week for the four-star as he gears up for his announcement

"I'm still considering Baylor, UCLA, Stanford, Notre Dame and Washington," said Wedington.

While the Cardinal appear to be the front runners for the Scout 100 athlete, Baylor and UCLA gave their best shots in the past week.

"I came home from Hawaii and went to Baylor and that was a great trip," said Wedington.  "It was very impressive.  Their facilities were great and they have a great coaching staff and they're building something down there.  I really liked it."

Jameson Houston was Wedington's host on his visit.

Matt Lubick had started recruiting Wedington when he was at Oregon and now that he's at Baylor, has kept that relationship going.

"Coach Lubick was recruiting me at Oregon so I spent time with him, Coach (Jeff) Nixon, Coach (Phil) Snow and Coach (Matt) Rhule," said Wedington. "Coach Rhule is a really genuine guy and real personable and knows what he's doing.  They want me as an athlete, playing some running back but also able to jump in at nickel and safety in certain packages."

Wedington returned home after the midweek visit and had two in-homes, with UCLA and Stanford.

"Coach (Lance) Taylor from Stanford came up and Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) from UCLA came," said Wedington.

On Friday, Wedington headed down to Los Angeles to take his final official visit, to UCLA.

"My UCLA visit was really cool," said Wedington.  "There are no cons with the school.  Just pros.  Everything about it is impressive.  That place was incredible.  We went up to the Rose Bowl and that was sick. We ate breakfast there in a suite and just learned more about the great history of players who played in the Rose Bowl.  And I looked more into the academics and their academics are great.  Brandon Stephens was my host."

Wedington also got to talk at length with the Bruin coaches.

"They're recruiting me as an athlete, so since Coach (Jedd) Fisch is there, he and Coach (Jim) Mora said they want to use me like Myles Jack and Jabrill Peppers, where I'm in more of a defensive role but with some packages on offense.  Then I'd play nickel and safety.  I talked with Coach (DeShaun) Foster and Coach (Tom) Bradley too."

This week, Wedington will announce his decision, and there will be a ceremony at his school on Wednesday for when he signs.

After missing the last couple of games at Sumner with a shouler injury, Wedington returned to action in the Polynesian Bowl and earned Offensive MVP honors.

"The Polynesian Bowl was super fun," said Wedington. "It was a great experience.  Getting back in with my shoulder, I’d been out 13 weeks and hadn’t been able to play. So it took a toll psychologically, but it was good to go back in and get confidence. Being named the Offensive MVP, that was great. Once again, the line did great. The whole week was fun, just bonding with those guys and building relationships."

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