Tevaga Confirms Commitment

UCLA's committed line prospect, <b>Shannon Tevaga</b> from La Mirada, dispels any rumors about a de-commitment or taking other official visits. He even was excited over UCLA's loss to Oklahoma...

Recently there was a report on the Internet that La Mirada (Calif.) High offensive guard Shannon Tevaga, 6-3, 295, who committed to UCLA in June, was considering taking official visits to other schools and open up his recruitment. There was also a rumor that he had de-committed. However, when we spoke with Tevaga last night, he dispelled them as unfounded rumors.

"What? Man, where did that come from?" said Tevaga. "Somebody at school said that they read I wasn't going to UCLA. The (UCLA) coaches called my coach and asked them because they heard it to. I want to know where it started. I am committed to UCLA."

When asked if he plans to take any official trips, he had an easy answer. "I'm definitely taking my official trip, to UCLA, but that's it. That's where I'm going. I can't wait. I'm going to the game against San Diego State on Saturday. I like going to the games, we get good seats, and get to go on the field and in the locker room."

Tevaga attended the Bruins home opener with Illinois, and the entertainment value of the game wasn't necessarily high, he enjoyed himself. "It was awesome. I had a good time. It was a good game if you like physical games. I got to go in the locker room after the game and the guys were all real happy. They were all cool to me. I know a lot of the Samoan players so they are all cool to me," said Tevaga.

Tevaga is so committed to UCLA he was actually pretty enthusiastic following the Oklahoma loss. "The line played real good, I thought, they gave the quarterback time. It was just special teams. You take out the special teams, and they hung with them. I was bummed they didn't win, but the o-line and d-line did real good," said Tevaga.

Through two games into his own season, Tevaga has done well, earning some praise from the L.A. media.

"I'm doing good. It's fun playing on the line, getting to hit someone," said Tevaga.

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