Price Talks About His Visit

The recruit that probably causes UCLA fans the most worry is the #7-ranked defensive tackle in the country, Crenshaw's Brian Price. Being UCLA's first verbal commitment of this class, Price has still been recruited heavily by other schools, and he'll take one more official visit...

No recruit in the class of 2007 has caused more hand-wringing for UCLA fans than Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw defensive tackle Brian Price (6-3, 250).

The five-star prospect was the first commit to the Bruins, giving them a verbal back in March at the spring game and despite his pledge to UCLA, he's still been a hot commodity out West.

Price took his official visit to UCLA Dec. 17th and said, as he has numerous times before, that he is firmly committed to UCLA.

"My trip went really well," said Price, who has a number of ex-Crenshaw teammates at UCLA. "Chinny (Chinonso Anyanwu) was my host and showed me around. We hung out with Reggie (Carter) and Aleksey (Lanis) and (committed running back) Raymond (Carter)."

Price did acknowledge that he may take one more official visit, to Arizona State, and only for a chance to have something to compare to UCLA. But that when Signing Day comes in February, he will be putting his name on a letter for UCLA.

"Washington had offered me and had offered me a trip, too," said Price. "But when Coach (Eric) Yarber left for Arizona State, Washington took the scholarship and trip back. Now with Yarber at ASU, he offered me a trip so I'm going to take it so I can get out of town and compare."

Price spent time during his visit with two of his future coaches, defensive line coach Todd Howard and defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker, plus the head man, Karl Dorrell.

"Coach Howard is a real cool guy and we got along real well. It was the first time we had met together and we already have a real good relationship," said Price. "Coach Walker and Coach Dorrell, both of those coaches are like family to me. Our relationship is really good."

One of the most touted recruits to commit to UCLA on the defensive side of the ball in several years, Price said that he has a chance to work his way into the rotation as a freshman, where two seniors, Kevin Brown and Brigham Harwell, will hold down the starting jobs.

"They said if I can come in and work hard, and pay attention, than I'll have a great shot to play as a freshman," said Price.

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