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Emerging Prospect Bryan Addison Talks UCLA, Early Favorites

Feb. 21 -- Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety prospect Bryan Addison had a big day Sunday at the Los Angeles Under Armour Camp, and he said he had a dream school growing up...

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Gardena (Calif.) Serra four-star athlete Bryan Addison showcased his skills as a safety at the Under Armour All-American Camp Sunday and his performance highlights why programs have made him a priority target. 

“The schools that have been the most serious about me are Nebraska, SC and, of course, UCLA. UCLA hasn’t offered yet, but they’ve shown interest,” said Addison.

UCLA offered Addison a scholarship Sunday. Bruin defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Angus McClure was on hand to watch his son, Hamish, a quarterback, participate in the camp, and with Addison being one of the standouts the Bruins quickly acted. 

“I have high interest in UCLA, it’s probably my dream school,” said Addison. “If it came down to it, it would be between UCLA and Nebraska.

USC had been prioritizing Addison.

“My interest level (with USC) is regular, just like with other teams,” said Addison. “(USC coach) Tee Martin is keeping in contact with me and shown a lot of love. 

“Coach Martin is recruiting me as an athlete, so if I commit to USC, I’ll choose where I play when I get there.”

Keep in mind that USC has had a pretty developed pipeline to Gardena Serra in recent years, and it hasn't been lost on Addison. 

“It’s sort of big picture to me, reality is kicking in,” said Addison. “USC has shown the product, and they been getting guys to the NFL.”

With UCLA, it's a different attraction.

“It’s tradition and family — I’ve had a lot of family go through (UCLA). I’ve always had dreams of going there, but now that my recruitment has blasted off, they’re fallen down a bit. I’m keeping them in the top three.”

Thus far, Nebraska has been recruiting Addison the hardest. 

“They like how I play with my sense of urgency in the back of the field. (Nebraska defensive backs coach) Donte (Williams) specifically tells me I have a chance of playing there,” said Addison.

Addison's interest in Nebraska goes beyond the coaching staff as well. 

Addison said: “My interest level with them is a little bit higher. I like their fans base — they’re always in contact with me, messaging me and showing me love.”

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