Big Recruiting Weekend for UCLA

UCLA will have 19 of the 21 recruits that are verbally commited to UCLA come in for their official visits this weeekend. Obviously, given the uncertainty of the coaching situation, it's a big weekend for the future of UCLA football...

To date, UCLA has only had one official visitor come to campus, that being Scranton (Penn.) tight end Hubie Graham, who ultimately committed to Illinois.

That will change this weekend, though, when UCLA hosts its first big recruiting weekend.

So far, that we know of, among the players verbally committed to UCLA, only Milton Knox and Cory Harkey will not be taking their trips to Westwood this weekend. Knox will be officially visiting Florida and Harkey and his Chino Hills basketball team have a tournament at the Inland Empire Classic. Jeff Locke, the lone out-of-state commit (not counting Aundre Dean, since he opened up his recruitment), told on Wednesday that he too will be visiting.

We've heard that Dean is still a high possibility to visit, though it wont likely be until next month, after UCLA has hired a new coach. We've heard that only the committed prospects are planning to visit, with no uncommitted recruits expected to be tripping in this weekend.

UCLA will be practicing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so the commits are expected to be attend a few of the practices and are also expecting to attend UCLA's basketball game with Idaho State Saturday.

Several of the commits have said that the visit this weekend is important to them, that they're interested in hearing the status of the coaching search. "I'm planning to visit there with all of the other commits," said Aaron Hester. "I'm looking forward to hearing what's going on."

For several of UCLA's commits, it won't be their first official visit. Hester has visited Arizona State; E.J. Woods has visited Washington; Anthony Dye and Damien Holmes both visited Oregon; Datone Jones took a trip to Colorado; Rahim Moore has gone to Georgia and Arizona State; Uona Kaveinga tripped to Arizona and Derrick Coleman took a trip to USC.

In fact, UCLA will have their work cut out with Coleman, who told us that the offer and trip from USC made a big impact on him.

UCLA will also see some of their commits take trips in January. Moore is looking to visit Florida and Texas, Kaveinga will visit BYU and Dye could take a trip to Oregon State. Hester is also expected to visit Miami.

BRO will have plenty of coverage on the recruits following their visits to UCLA this weekend.

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