Will the Bruins Pull the Trigger?

<b>Sean Canfield</b> from Carlsbad (Calif.) High is one of the best quarterbacks in Southern California this year. He has UCLA high on his list and will be on campus soon. Will UCLA tender an offer?

The recruiting battle for Carlsbad (Calif.) quarterback Sean Canfield (6-4, 210, 4.8) is shaping up as a two-school race between UCLA and Oregon St.

"I went to the Adidas combine at UCLA," said Canfield. "I liked the campus. I've talked with (former UCLA linebacker) Brandon Chillar, who's from my high school, went to UCLA, and just got drafted by the Rams--and he says he really likes the direction the program is moving in.

"UCLA showed the most interest in the beginning, but then they cooled off. They went through spring ball and decided they could offer two more quarterbacks. I talked to Coach (Brian) Schneider, and he said I'm right up there for one of those two scholarships.

"I'm going up there (to Westwood) June 6th for a one-day camp. They wrote me a letter and told me that they watched my tape and they're really excited about me coming. I'm hoping that they'll offer me then.

"Some people have said that the UCLA program is kind of down, but I'll have to see for myself.

"Oregon St (offer) is right up there with UCLA. They're recruiting me the hardest. Coach (Mike) Riley is a really nice guy. Their quarterback led the Pac-10 in passing last year. I think my Dad favors Oregon St, and my uncle went there too.

"I'm going to a camp at Oregon St on June 20, and if UCLA doesn't offer me and I like the campus, then that could be it for me.

"My uncle was president of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, and my Dad has been talking with their West Coast recruiting coordinator, Coach Diedrich."

"My strengths are my arm strength, my leadership in the field, and my poise," said Canfield, who threw for 1,700 hards and 13 touchdowns last year as a junior. "I have a real presence on the field. People just look up to me, kind of like a field general.

"I'm always working on my speed, footwork and drops. My release has gotten a lot better in the past year."

Canfield says he has a 3.0 GPA and scored an 880 on his SAT, which qualifies him academically by NCAA standards. 3.0/880 SAT

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