Virginia DL Has Interesting Weekend

<b>Noah Sutherland</b>, a defensive line prospect from Virginia, had an interesting weekend. He took an official visit to UCLA and then found out a day later the head coach he just visited with will no longer be there...

Noah Sutherland, 6-5, 245, Virginia Beach (Va.) Floyd E. Kellam, talked about his unusual official visit to UCLA last weekend.

"I really enjoyed UCLA a lot," Sutherland. "The weather was great, I love the campus and the players on the team were really easy to get along with. I didn't see any cliques or anything, everyone seems to get along real well. "I even had a good time at the game even though they didn't do too well. The atmosphere at the Rose Bowl was pretty exciting and I liked the 'Bruin Walk' where the players walk in to the Rose Bowl through the crowd. Rodney Leisle was my host and he was a cool guy. He's huge and all muscle, overall it was a good experience."

Sutherland said he spoke with now former head coach Bob Toledo on Sunday before he left about his job status.

"Coach Toledo told me he would know by the end of the week what his job status was," Sutherland said. "He said he hoped to be back but I guess they decided to go in a different direction. I'm still very interested in UCLA, I loved it out there but I'll just have to sit back and be patient to see who they bring in."

Sutherland doesn't have any other visits set up for December but will trip to Stanford (Jan. 10) and Indiana (Jan. 17). All three plus East Carolina have offered.

"I'm open right now," Sutherland said. "I already tripped to East Carolina and like them a lot but they fired their coach too. I must be a jinx or something."


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