Ertz Takes Unofficial to UCLA

The #5-ranked tight end in the country, 6-6, 230-pound Zach Ertz from Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista, who's committed to Stanford, took an unofficial visit to UCLA on Sunday, and talks about the rest of his week...

Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista tight end Zach Ertz (6-6, 230), a commit to Stanford, was on the UCLA campus on Sunday, though he didn't participate in the Bruins camp.

Ertz came in for the day, took a tour of the campus and had a chance to speak with the UCLA coaches.

"I really enjoyed UCLA," said Ertz. "I liked the campus and I'm happy that I had the opportunity to watch the coaches coach, because I haven't gotten to do that. And I loved the weather."

Ertz was supposed to visit UCLA back in April, but came the day of UCLA's Spring Game at the Rose Bowl, which he did attend.

This time, he got to watch a part of camp and talk with Bruin commit Todd Golper, with whom he's gotten tight with since the two played on the same team at the Badger/New Level 7-on-7 Camp in Las Vegas in March. Head coach Rick Neuheisel, who offered Ertz last month, pulled him aside during the camp and took him around the field.

The Cardinal commit will be in Palo Alto tomorrow and hopes to visit another Pac-10 school this week.

"I'm going to be at the Jim Harbaugh Passing Camp, but I don't know if I'll participate because I have a bone bruise. I'll be visiting Cal this week, I just need to get into contact with Coach (Jeff) Tedford," said Ertz. "But I'm pretty much done visiting schools."

Ertz said his commitment to the Cardinal hasn't changed, though he is checking out the two in-state UC schools.

"There is really no other schools besides Stanford, UCLA and Cal," said Ertz. "But I'm solid to Stanford and I'm committed to Stanford."

The #5-ranked tight end nationally by Scout.com, Ertz was off to a big start in 2007 before breaking his arm, catching 38 passes for 382 yards and six touchdowns though 5 ½ games.

Academically, Ertz has a 3.6 GPA and has taken both the SAT and ACT.


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