Will Prince be a Bruin Soon?

There are some things developing between UCLA and Kevin Prince, the 6-3, 190-pound quarterback prospect from Encino (Calif.) Crespi. In fact, there is something arranged between the two that could greatly determine whether the talented quarterback becomes a Bruin...

Kevin Prince, the 6-3, 190-pound quarterback prospect from Encino (Calif.) Crespi, will meet with UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell this Friday morning.

It's expected that Dorrell will offer Prince a scholarship, contingent on Prince going on his LDS mission out of high school.

We've also heard from very good sources that Prince, the son of a Bruin alumnus, is very excited about the meeting and the potential offer. There's a very real possibility that Prince, if offered on Friday, could verbally commit on the spot or, at the very least, the offer will more than likely move the Bruins to the top of Prince's list, sources indicated.

Prince is also being hotly pursued by Washington, who has offered, and is probably his curent favorite along with the Bruins.

UCLA has a commitment from a quarterback in the 2008 class, Nick Crissman, from Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison. There was some consideration by UCLA to take two quarterbacks with this class, but the fact that Prince will go on his mission out of high school and not enroll in college until the fall of 2010 makes it a much better fit for UCLA's program. It doesn't disrupt Crissman, and it gives UCLA a quarteback coming into the program in two years, making them not have to recruit one for the 2010 class.

Prince is a talented prospect, with a good body and mobility and a strong arm, who throws a very good, accurate ball. He was injured for a portion of his junior season and might not have had the publicity of other quarterbacks in his class. But this spring and summer he has shown just how good he is in various camps and combines, and working out as college coaches looked on at his campus.


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