D-Line Prospect Brian Price

The 6-2, 250-pound defensive line prospect, Brian Price from Los Angeles Crenshaw, who visited UCLA's practice Saturday, told us about his early favorite schools, and how one currently stands out...

Two Pac-10 schools have offered Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw defensive tackle Brian Price (6-3, 250), and those two schools are his early favorites, he says, while one currently edges the other.

"Cal and UCLA have both offered me," said Price. "I like both of those schools, while UCLA is my leader. I went to a couple of their games last year. I've got friends at both schools, but right now I'm leaning towards UCLA."

Aside from the two sister schools, Price said Arizona State and USC round out his top four. He's also receiving interest from Oregon, Michigan and Notre Dame.

An all-City section pick, and the Defensive Player of the Year in the Coliseum League, Price had an outstanding junior year, recording 117 tackles, including 22 sacks. He's considered one of the best defensive line prospects in California.

"I played mostly inside, but I feel I'm quick enough to play defensive end. I just like tackle more," said Price.

Also being recruited by the Bruins from Crenshaw is running back Raymond Carter, and the two were at Saturday's practice. Carter told us a couple of weeks ago that UCLA was his leader, so, could they be a package deal? "Raymond and I talk about playing together in college all the time. Coach (Eric) Scott always tells me to go to UCLA too since he played there," said Price.

In fact, Price might have quite a few ex-teammates trying to compel him to go to either UCLA or Cal, with Crenshaw having developed into a UC pipeline of sorts. In recent years, Cal has signed Crenshaw's Darian Hagan, R.J. Garrett, Brandon Mebane and Daymeion Hughes, to name a few, while UCLA has countered with Aleksey Lanis, Reggie Carter and Chinonso Anyanwu.

Price will be in attendance at UCLA's Junior Day this weekend but said he won't be making any early decisions, choosing instead to wait out the process.

He is planning to attend the Scout.com Combine as well as the Nike Camp this spring.

Academically, Carter has a 2.8 GPA and will take the ACT and SAT this spring.

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