Down to Two for Hagan

Crenshaw's Darian Hagan, the #5-ranked cornerback in the nation, took an official visit to UCLA recently, and he now says it's basically down to two Pac-10 schools for his services...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw cornerback Darian Hagan (6-0, 170), one of the elite defensive backs in the West, took his first official visit in mid-December, visiting UCLA.

Upon his return, Hagan said it was a real good trip to Westwood. He had previously taken an unofficial visit to UCLA during the summer.

"It went pretty good," Hagain said. "Coach (Eric) Bieniemy is a great coach. He has a good impact on his players and gets them to compete at a higher level. Coach (Karl) Dorrell is a good man. He has some great things upcoming at UCLA. It'd be cool to play for them," said Hagan.

For Hagan, the decision will likely come down to UCLA and California.

California will be receiving an official visit from Hagan on the first weekend in January.

This week he has been working out with the California squad for the seventh CaliFlorida Bowl, televised on Saturday on Fox Sports Net.

Though Hagan's father Darian was retained by new Colorado coach Dan Hawkins, the younger Hagan said that they are no longer an option.

USC remains a minor contender for Hagan's services though they haven't been showing much interest in him of late.

Hagan has long contended that the Bruins and Bears, though, have been his top two schools, with both having a handful of former Crenshaw teammates on their squads.

Earlier in December, Hagan made two plays in the final minutes that helped Crenshaw win the L.A. City Championship, avenging an earlier season defeat to Taft. He scored the go-ahead touchdown in the late minutes of the 4th quarter, then snuffed Taft's final drive with a game-clinching interception.

"We worked hard all year to get to that point. It was great to be able to end my career with a championship," said Hagan.


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