Four Committed Players Take Visits

Tight end <b>Adam Heater</b>, defensive back <b>Aaron Ware</b>, wide receiver <b>Gavin Ketchum</b> and wide receiver <b>Jamil Turner</b> all talk about their official visits last weekend...

Adam Heater (TE/OL, 6-5, 250)  made his official visit to UCLA over the weekend. He has been committed to the Bruins since the middle of June and this was his second trip to Westwood. "I had a really good time," he said. "I got to meet all of the other recruits and a lot of the players. I went around the campus and saw everything - it was cool."

Heater was hosted by freshman quarterback, Patrick Cowan. "I just got to know the guys. We went out to dinner and we went to the basketball game and practice."

The tight end also got a little face time with his future coach. "I went to my position meeting and talked with Coach (tight ends coach Jon) Embree. He told me that they do not have a lot coming back. He said they are not sure on Marcedes Lewis. There might be a good opportunity for me to play so he said to be ready."

Heater finished the year with 10 catches and one touchdown on offense. He had 55 tackles and four sacks on defense. He was named first team all-conference at tight end and first team all-area at linebacker. Snohomish finished with a 7-3 record.

He carries a 3.0 core GPA and scored a 1000 on his SAT. Heater would like to major in Political Science.

Bruin commit Gavin Ketchum (WR/DB, 6-4, 190) totalled 17 touchdowns for Oak Park this fall. He also had five interceptions on defense. For his efforts, he was named the CIF Div.11 POY on the defensive side of the ball. Ketchum led Oak Park to 12-2 record. He was hosted by sophomore wide receiver Joe Cowan on his official visit to UCLA over the weekend. "It went really well," said the future Bruin. "I got to tour the campus, the dorms, and meet with the position coaches. We also saw this year's highlight film, ate dinner with the coaches, and went to the basketball game."

There is no guarantee that Ketchum will be playing offense in Westwood. "I am not sure where I will be playing yet. The coaches have recruited me as a safety and a receiver. I am supposed to start out on offense, but they have told me that they will see where the greatest need is when I get to campus."

He says he will be working out with the team as soon as he can. That will most likely be right after graduating. He'll be rooming with Aaron Ware.

Ketchum carries a 2.8 core GPA and scored a 1090 on his SAT. He is undecided on a major.

Bruin commit Aaron Ware (DB/RB, 6-0, 190) was unsure of what his final stats were as a senior when we caught up with him. But, they must have been pretty good as he was named the CIF Div.11 POY on offense. He also received first team all-Ventura County honors. Ware was one of the earliest commits for the 2005 class and made his official visit to Westwood over the weekend. "It went really well," said Ware. "I really liked all of the recruits I met there and it looks like they are bringing in a lot of talent. Everyone seems real close at UCLA."

The future Bruin does not know for sure what position he will be playing at when he gets to campus, but he did receive a hint. "The first day I was there they had me sitting in on the defensive backs' meeting. That was really the only football talk I got while I was there. Most of the trip centered around explaining the academic side of things. We did get to go out to practice, though. They were running a lot and looking really good. The team was practicing hard and they seem very focused."

Ware was hosted by sophomore running back Maurice Drew and freshman running back Chris Markey. He believes that he'll be rooming with fellow recruit Gavin Ketchum.

He will begin working out with the team as soon as track season is over with. This spring, Ware will be competing in the 100, 200, and 4X100 meter races. He has a personal best in the 100 of a 10.6 flat.

Ware carries a 3.17 core GPA and scored a 1090 on his SAT. He would like to major in Communications.

UCLA commit Jamil Turner (WR, 6-1, 190) had a great senior year. He recorded 74 catches for 1,560 yards and 20 touchdowns. Turner was named first team all-league (co-offensive MVP), all-area, and all-state. The receiver took his official visit to Westwood this weekend. "It was a good trip," said Turner. "We went around and toured the campus and the facilities. It was nice to see the new football facilities. The new locker rooms look great."

Like many recruits, Turner was taken by what he saw in Westwood with regards to equipment. "Their apparel is great. The highlight of the trip was seeing the sponsorship they have from Adidas. That and the weather were the two things that stood out to me most."

He was hosted by junior receiver, Junior Taylor. Turner went to some offensive meetings and met with a few of the coaches from that side of the ball. "Coach (receivers coach Dino) Babers and (head coach) Dorell told me that if I work hard when I get there in July that I have a great shot at early playing time."

Turner carries a 3.4 core GPA and scored an 860 on his SAT. He would like to major in Business Economics.

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