UCLA Has Many Weekend Visitors

The UCLA football program entertained five recruits on official visits this weekend, and two who were on campus for unofficial visits. One of the official visitors was a junior college quarterback, and another was the son of a former UCLA great...

UCLA had five official visitors this weekend, and two unofficial visitors.

As we knew, Aundre Dean, the running back from Katy (Tex.), who had been verbally committed to UCLA, came in on his official visit. We spoke to him after his visit: Dean on His UCLA Visit.

UCLA-committed tight end Cory Harkey from Chino Hills (Calif.) High visited. He told us after his visit that he's 100% committed to UCLA. We'll have a story re-capping his visit coming soon.

Then, UCLA also had three other visitors we hinted would be coming in last week. One was Sean Westgate, the 5-11, 205-pound athlete from Oak Park (Calif.) High, who committed to UCLA after his visit. Here's his Post-Visit Story.

Kevin Craft, the 6-5, 205-pound junior college quarterback, visited. Craft was the California JC Player of the Year, threw for 3,700 yards and 41 touchdowns for Mt. Sac this last season, and took his team to the JC state championship. He's considered a good drop-back quarterback prospect, with a very strong arm. He's the son of former San Diego State head coach Tom Craft, and SDSU is where Kevin went after coming out of Escondido (Calif.) Valley Center High in 2005. Craft was verbally committed to Hawaii and June Jones, but now that Jones has taken the head coaching job at SMU, Craft is open. Reportedly Craft could very likely follow Jones to SMU. UCLA Head Coach Rick Neuheisel has connections to the Mt. Sac program, thus his involvement with Craft.

Craft would have two years to play two at the Division 1 level, having used a redshirt year previously. In terms of UCLA, he could be a very bridge between Ben Olson and Pat Cowan and then Chris Forcier and Nick Crissman.

Another visitor this weekend was Marcus Turner, the cornerback prospect from Long Beach Cabrillo who is committed to Stanford. His father is the former UCLA All-American and 12-year pro who is currently the head coach at Cabrillo. Turner played at UCLA while Neuheisel was a UCLA volunteer coach. UCLA offered the younger Turner a scholarship on his visit this weekend, but Turner informed us Sunday night that he would honor his commitment to Stanford.

The elder Turner is thought to be a candidate for a defensive back assistant position at UCLA.

Also known to be on campus were Milton Knox, the running back from Lake Balboa (Calif.) Birmingham, who is a soft commitment to UCLA at this time. We've heard that the UCLA coaching staff is pretty confident he'll stick with his Bruin commitment, though next weekend he will still visit Notre Dame, who offered him this week.

Committed quarterback Nick Crissman was also on campus, to help recruit Aundre Dean in particular. Crissman and Dean got close at the recent UnderArmour All-Star game.

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