Noah Smith, 5-11, 180, Woodland Hills (
I liked it a lot," Smith said. "I love UCLA and love the area. It was altogether a good trip."
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Smith said that the one thing about UCLA that could hurt the Bruins' chances is the fact it doesn't have a criminology major. "That is the one downfall of UCLA, that it doesn't have the exact major I want."
But there were plenty of other factors that were positives. "It felt really comfortable compared to the other trips. I've been there so many times and have seen the campus so many times. And then meeting the coaches was good. I was really impressed with them. Coach Dorrell and coach Embree, they talk a good game. They said they want a Rose Bowl championship. Nothing less. They weren't telling all this other stuff about what they hope to do. Just told me straight out that they were trying to win championships. I really like that. And they said they thought I could really help them out."
Smith, who is an accomplished trackster, also met with UCLA's track coaches. "I met with the sprint coach and the head track coach, Art Venegas. It was good to hear, how they'd plan it out between football and track."
His timeframe for making a decision could be soon, and he wouldn't rule out any of the three he's considering – UCLA, Cal or