Rasshan Still Solid For UCLA

Pomona (Calif.) Garey quarterback <b>Osaar Rasshan</b>, UCLA's first commit of the 2005 class recently took an official visit to UCLA and came away from the trip still solid on the Bruins.

Despite the UCLA staff bringing in another quarterback in this year's class, Pomona (Calif.) Garey QB Osaar Rasshan said he is still solid on his commitment to the Bruins.

"Yeah, I'm still solid for UCLA. I just want to get into school and start getting ready to play there," said Rasshan.

Rasshan took his official visit to UCLA the weekend before Christmas, during the Bruins big recruiting weekend. He was hosted by running back Maurice Drew.

"Mo is really cool. I got to meet a bunch of the players and the recruits and got along real well with them," said Rasshan.

Another highlight of the trip for Rasshan was the time he spent with quarterback coach Jim Svoboda.

"I got to spend time watching film with Coach Svoboda, and breaking it down. I'm just anxious to get up there and start working with the coaches," said Rasshan.

There has been some thought that Rasshan could take official trips to San Diego State and Kansas State, but he says that hasn't been set in stone and may not even happen.

"I'm not sure if I'll take them. They are both possibilities, but I am not for sure taking them."

A gifted three-sport athlete, Rasshan is having a strong senior season in basketball.

"I'm kind of tired from football but I'm doing well. I'm averaging about 20 points, but my rebounding is down to about 6 or 7 again."

But where it could get interesting is in baseball, where Rasshan has a mid-90's fastball and is getting hints that he could be a top 5-round pick.

"My senior year will dictate where I get drafted. The only way I wouldn't go to college is if I get $1 million guaranteed. I know Jarrad Page made the same kind of decision. And I talked to Matt Ware last year and he told me that it's a little tough to play football and baseball both but it's not too bad. So I could play both. But if I get $1 million, I'll probably play baseball."

However, Rasshan said he could also suit up for the Bruins on the diamond as well, though it would be tougher than if he played in the minors.

"Being a pitcher and having Spring Practice as a quarterback, it may be tough, but I could do it."

Rasshan is fully qualified.

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