Jeremy Harrell Commits

He came out to the UCLA four-day camp and said he wanted to commit to UCLA -- but needed to go home and talk it over with his parents and coach. That's just what Jeremy Harrell, the OL/DL from Texas, did...

Jeremy Harrell, 6-2, 285, Texarkana (Tex.) Texas, has verbally committed to UCLA.

The OL/DL had been offered by UCLA after he attended the recent four-day camp. He, at the time, said he wanted to go back home and talk to his parents and coaches about committing.

"That's what I did," Harrell said. "Right when I got home, I told them I wanted to commit to UCLA, and they said I should do whatever I wanted to do. I thought about it, and I just kept liking UCLA more and more, so I called Coach Pearce this morning and committed. He was pretty happy and excited."

Harrell said it was an easy choice for him. "I really like UCLA. They were the first to give me a chance. I like it in California. It's a great campus, they have a great stadium, and a great program. The coaches, too, Coach Weber, Coach Pearce and Coach Toledo, I really like a lot. And the weather is pretty cool."

Harrell said he's open to playing on either side of the ball. "This year on my team I'll probably play mostly defensive line. But I like offensive line, too. I'll play wherever they need me to play."

While UCLA was his first offer, Harrell said Texas, Texas A&M, Colorado, and Arkansas had indicated they would offer him by fall.

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