UCLA Gets Three Commitments

Three recruits that were taking official visits this weekend verbally committed. A local defensive line/offensive prospect was offered and committed on the spot..

Sources are indicating that UCLA received verbal commitments from Marcus Everett, WR, 6-0, 190, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade; Aaron Meyers, OL, 6-3, 275, River Ridge (Louis.) John Curtis, and Tony Lee, DL/OL, 6-4, 265, Gardena (Calif.) Serra.

For Tony Lee, the offer he was waiting for finally came this weekend when he visited UCLA.

"They offered me this weekend, and I told Coach (Karl) Dorrell that I was committing to UCLA. I'm pretty excited," said Lee.

The Bruins had been recruiting Lee since last June, but didn't offer him until this weekend.

"They had been on me for a while. I went to some of their games this year. They told me they wanted me to trip up there. I had a feeling when I visited, they would offer me."

Lee, who looks impressive physically, was hosted by Steve Vieira on his trip to Westwood, and though he was being recruited primarily by Coach Don Johnson, he spent the majority of his time this weekend with new offensive line coach Tom Cable.

"I like Coach Cable a lot. He is a real cool guy. The coaches said they want to bring me in as a linemen, but just not sure if it will be on offense or defense. I like defense more, but I'll play wherever they want me to play."

Lee grew up in Southern California, and was a teammate at Serra High of current Bruin safety Eric McNeal.

"Eric and I talked awhile back about me coming here, that's cool."

Lee had a solid senior year, and was starting to get some more attention from other schools, but the allure of playing in the Pac-10 was enough to sell him.

"Being close to home wasn't the big thing for me. It was playing at this level and helping Coach (Karl) Dorrell turn this program around. I think he can and I want to be a part of that," said Lee.

Lee is fully qualified.

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