News from Recruiting Weekend

We now know all fourteen of the recruits on their official visits this weekend, including a couple of surprises from the South. Also, updates on the status of the JC recruits and their National Letters of Intent...

All fourteen of the recruits on their official visits this weekend have been identified.

The uncommitted:

Allen Smith, #17-ranked OL in nation
Terrance Kelly, #20-ranked LB
Rocky Hinds, #18-ranked QB
Geoff Schwartz, OL
Justin Hickman, JC DE
Gary Green, RB
Byron Velega, DB
Chris Meadows, DB
Chris Johnson, DT, 6-3, 270.
Fred Holmes, LB, 6-1, 235.

The committed:

Rodney Van, #13-ranked CB
Ryan Graves, #46-ranked WR
David Koral, JC QB
Brigham Harwell, #9 DE

Johnson and Holmes were surprised. Both aren't very well known, but come from River Ridge (Louisiana) Curtis, the same high school as Aaron Meyer, the OL recruit that UCLA has been recruiting and who will visit in January.

The word is that both Johnson and Holmes want to commit, but it's uncertain whether they've been tendered an offer at this point.

The Louisiana defensive tackle, Darryl Richard, had planned to visit this weekend, but was forced to reschedule.

Harwell was thought to be visiting in January but is on his official this weekend.

David Koral said that he's definitely committed to UCLA. He hasn't as of yet turned in his signed National Letter of Intent to UCLA because his admittance into the school has been held up partially by paperwork. He said that the NLI will be signed and received by UCLA on Monday. Koral, in person, looks to be 6-2.

UCLA received the National Letter of Intent for JC linebacker Dan Nelson.

Allen Smith is very impressing looking physically.

The word on Rocky Hinds is that he's indicating he's by no means committed to USC, and very open to going to UCLA.

On an unofficial visit to campus and football practice today was Ricky Miller, the redshirt freshman LB/DE from Fresno State. If you might remember, UCLA recruited Miller out of Tustin High two years ago, but hadn't offered him when he committed to Fresno. He is now released from FSU, and is interested in transferring to UCLA. He is listed at 6-4 and 245, but looks to be about 6-3 and around 240. It's uncertain at this time if UCLA will offer Miller a scholarship.


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