Aaron Meyer Makes it a Trio

The #-90 ranked offensive line prospect in the country, <b>Aaron Meyer</b>, committed to UCLA on his official visit this weekend -- making it three players from the same high school in Louisiana that are new Bruins...

He was the first of the River Ridge (Louisiana) John Curtis Christian trio to hear from UCLA, but he was the last to commit.

OL Aaron Meyer, 6-3, 270, joined fellow Patriots and UCLA commits Fred Holmes and Chris Johnson when he committed to UCLA on Sunday.

"I committed before I left to go home," Meyer said. "I just wanted to check out the campus. I kind of had a feeling I would commit when I was there. It was if the trip answered some questions I had, and it did, so I made the commitment."

Meyer was originally recruited by coach Eric Bieniemy when Bieniemy was at Colorado. And while the Buffaloes were his other finalist and other visit, seeing UCLA and Los Angeles for the first time was enough to sway him to UCLA.

"To be honest, I didn't really ever want to go to LSU. They were recruiting me, but I wanted to leave the state. I watched UCLA in the ‘90s when Karim Abdul-Jabar and DeShaun Foster were playing there and I always said that if UCLA recruited me that I could go there. Now I am."

Meyer was hosted on his trip by fellow Bayou resident Chris Horton. "Chris was real cool. He is from Louisiana so he told me about how to adjust to school out here and live in California. Now we got some Louisiana representation at UCLA."

Speaking of representation, Meyer said that Holmes and Johnson both called him on his trip to see if he had committed yet. "They called me the other night and asked if I had committed. They knew that if I liked the trip I was going to commit. Their commitments didn't really make a difference for me because I was pretty sure UCLA was where I was going to go. But having them there is going to be real cool."

Meyer, who can play offensive tackle, figures to play guard, and while Bieniemy was the coach recruiting him, he spent the majority of his time with new offensive line coach Tom Cable. "I like Coach Cable a lot. He is going to do good things for the offensive line and I'm looking forward to playing for him."

Meyer's first trip west was everything he had hoped it would be. "L.A. was awesome. The Rose Bowl was great. They had jerseys with our numbers on them. Mine was #79. Then we went to Pauley Pavilion for the basketball game. Pauley is awesome. The fans were real loud. I definitely plan to go to some basketball games when I am out there."

Meyer is fully qualified academically and plans to come to UCLA at the beginning of summer to get adjusted to college life.


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