Q & A with Keyes

The defensive back prospect from Van Nuy Birmingham, <b>Dennis Keyes</b>, answers some direct questions about his commitment to UCLA...

Do you consider yourself still verbally committed to UCLA?

 

"Yeah. But I really want to talk to the new coach more before I make my final decision. So, until that meeting I'm still pretty much undecided."

 

So, you consider yourself, really, undecided?

 

"Until I meet the new coach."

 

So, you're really not verbally committed at this point?

 

"Well, I am, so to speak. But I'm still undecided until I talk to the coach."

 

In your mind do you believe you're going to go to UCLA?

 

"Yes."

 

Have you spoken with UCLA's new head coach, Karl Dorrell?

 

"I talked to him once, but it wasn't really a long enough conversation to judge anything. I'm going to talk to him again. I'm not sure when, but I'm going to get in touch with him again and really have a good conversation with him, and ask him some questions I really need answered."

 

What was your impression from that first initial conversation?

 

"I got a good feeling from the first conversation. He seems like a good guy. He seems like he knows what he's doing. He's very up-beat, up tempo. Everything should be fine."

 

What official visits are you going to take?

 

"I'm going to take one more to UCLA and one more to California. The one to Cal is on January 10th, and the one to UCLA is on the 18th."

 

Are you going to try have that meeting with Dorrell that you referred to – after you're done with the CaliFlorida game?

 

"I might go visit there unofficially before my official visit there.  I might go up there next week. If I'm comfortable with the new staff I could make my commitment to them again."

 

Would you trip to Cal then?

 

"I don't know."

 

Is there anything that could happen on the Cal trip that could convince you to go to Cal?

 

"There probably is, but I don't know what it would be. So we'll just have to wait and see what happens."

 

Are you no longer interested in Washington?

 

"I haven't been in contact with them since I missed that flight when I was supposed to visit there. I think they dropped me from their list."

 

Has Chad Green, your teammate, talked to you about where he might go to school?

 

"We don't talk about it much. He doesn't tell me anything where he wants to go."

 

Could he take a visit to UCLA with you?

 

:I don't think so. I think he has other trips set up. But he could maybe trip some other time."


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