Stevens Hears from UCLA

The tight end/defensive end prospect, <b>Craig Stevens</b>, from Palos Verdes Peninsula, has heard recently from the UCLA coaching staff. He's basically down to three schools, and how recruiting goes with UCLA could be the deciding factor...

Craig Stevens, 6-4, 230, 4.75, Rolling Hills (Calif.) Palos Verdes Peninsula, spoke with UCLA coaches Don Johnson and Gary Bernardi last night about taking an official visit to Westwood, but they did not set up a date yet.


Stevens said they are definitely still interested in him becoming a Bruin. "They saw some of the stuff I did, and they said they were impressed. They said they want me to be part of the program."


The UCLA coaches wanted Stevens to take a trip to UCLA as soon as this weekend, but he is not available. "I might go during the week sometime, but I'm not sure right now." Asked if he was still interested in UCLA, Stevens responded, "Yeah, absolutely."


Stevens suffered a broken left ankle within the first five minutes of Peninsula's 38-7 CIF Division III loss. He had surgery to repair the ankle in early December in which a screw was inserted to help the ankle heal properly. Stevens is still on crutches, but Friday he is having the screw removed. "It's doing very well," he said. "Once the screw is out I can start walking. I'm excited about that. It is almost back to normal right now."


Steven said he's pretty much narrowed it down to UCLA, Cal and Washington. He officially visited Cal back in November, and then headed to Washington in December. "The trip up to Washington was good, and I had a good time," he said. When it comes to how he feels about the schools recruiting him and if he has a leader, Stevens said, "Things are pretty much the same. I am kind of leaning toward Berkeley I think, but I don't want to have any regrets, so I want to check out all the schools before making a decision."

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