Price Re-Confirms Commitment

The linebacker prospect from Anaheim (Calif.) Western, <b>Will Price</b>, took his official visit to UCLA two weekends ago -- and re-confirmed his commitment to the UCLA coaches...

Though he took an official visit to Arizona State earlier this season, all it took was an official trip to UCLA to re-confirm for Anaheim (Calif.) Western linebacker Will Price (6-1, 245) why he chose UCLA in the first place.

"It was just an awesome trip," said Price. "UCLA was still always my top choice, I just took the Arizona State trip for cautionary reasons. I am going to UCLA. I told the coaches that I am still going there and they were happy."

Price took his official visit to UCLA the weekend of the Oregon game and was hosted on his trip by Asi Faoa, though he spent a lot of his time with sophomore linebacker Justin London. While the game was ugly from a Bruin perspective, Price enjoyed his time at the Rose Bowl and with the three quarterback recruits.

"It was cool to go into the locker room before the game. They had made jerseys with our numbers and names on the back and we got to wear them during the game. That was surprising to me. After the game, the guys were pretty sad about it, but they were still really cool to us."

The rest of the trip was meeting with coaches, players and advisors, after spending Friday night at the Ritz-Carlton and Saturday at Century Plaza.

Price visited following his final regular season game at Western. They clinched the Orange League title, and knocked off Irvine (Calif.) University in the first round, 28-14, to advance to the quarterfinals to play Fullerton Troy at home.

"We only lost to Irvine and to Los Altos this year, so we think we have a real good chance at winning CIF. That's our goal and the most important thing to us. I was glad I committed early so I could focus on the season," said Price.

On the year, Price has nearly 90 tackles, with an interception, a sack and a hurry, along with three deflections. He has also shown some versatility this year, playing fullback (three touchdowns), tight end (1 touchdown) and even a game where he was forced to play quarterback.

"Our quarterback got hurt, so the coaches put me in there," said Price. "But all I had to do was hand it off."

Price won't take any more trips this year, since he is done with recruiting, and will now turn his attention to his SAT/ACT, which he will take on consecutive weekends in December.

"I am taking these tests real seriously. I am preparing for them so I can get into school. My mom really wants me at UCLA so I am doing the best I can in school and on these tests so I can go there. UCLA is as good as it gets, and I want to make sure I get in," said Price.


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