UCLA Stops Recruiting Lorig

UCLA drops Erik Lorig, the tight end from Rolling Hills (Calif.) Palos Verdes Peninsula, who has taken almost four months past signing day and still has yet to decide on a school...

UCLA has stopped recruiting Erik Lorig, the tight end from Rollings Hills (Calif.) Palos Verdes Estates, according to sources.

Lorig, the 6-4, 250-pound athlete, has created one of the most unusual recruitments in recent years, now almost four months past signing day and still undecided.

The four schools that were his finalists were UCLA, USC, Cal and Stanford.

Many stories have surfaced that Lorig was close to committing to all four, and more than likely they very well were true. Sources close to the situation have said that Lorig a number of times was very close to committing to UCLA. In fact, just within the last couple of weeks, Lorig was indicating to UCLA that he would commit, but then later, again, told UCLA he needed more time.

The deadline for applying for admittance to Stanford has come and gone, and there are reports that Cal has also told Lorig that they aren't recruiting him anymore. Speculation is that USC is perhaps the only program remaining as a possibility.

There is also another relevant issue to consider in his recruitment: Lorig cannot sign a National Letter of Intent since the signing period has long since expired. He would now sign a Scholarship Agreement, which only binds the school to a scholarship commitment and not the player. Since Lorig has taken almost four months past signing day to decide (and still hasn't), it's believed that in signing a non-binding Scholarship Agreement he still could use the option to change his mind again, right up until the day he should be enrolled in school this fall.

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