Prince Meets With Dorrell

Kevin Prince, the 6-3, 195-pound quarterback prospect from Encino (Calif.) Crespi, met with UCLA Head Coach Karl Dorrell this morning on UCLA's campus, and we have an exclusive report on what transpired in that meeting...

Encino (Calif.) Crespi quarterback Kevin Prince (6-2.5, 195) had his meeting with UCLA coach Karl Dorrell on Friday morning, and by the time Prince left the Morgan Center, he was the owner of a UCLA scholarship offer.

"The meeting went extremely well," said his father, Steve. "As expected, they offered him for the 2010 season, following a mission. Dorrell said that at the UCLA camp that (Nick) Crissman and Kevin clearly stood out above all the other quarterbacks."

Prince did not commit, though, as he will spend the weekend with his Crespi teammates and he's scheduled to come back to Westwood next week.

"We're scheduled to meet with them next Wednesday," said Prince. "I'm happy to have him take a campus tour as well as meet the coaches."

It won't be the first time Prince has seen the campus. With his father being a UCLA alumni, he said that Kevin has been to campus numerous times.

Prince has maintained BYU, Boise State and Washington as his top three schools, since all had offered, but the lifelong UCLA fan, and former Bruin ball boy, had consistently mentioned UCLA, the offer the only thing lacking.

"Playing for UCLA has been his dream and the primary goal he set for himself about five years ago," said Prince. "Though it is too early to call it a lock."

Last season, Prince threw for 1,422 yards on 112-of-197 passing and 12 touchdowns but the Celts relied primarily on a solid ground game. This year, the plan is to have more of a balanced offense.

Academically, Prince has a 3.2 GPA and scored a 1620 on the SAT.


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