Davis Will Sign With UCLA

<b>Bruce Davis</b>, the defensive prospect from Texas and the son of a former Bruin football player, makes it pretty clear what school name will be on the National Letter of Intent he signs February 5th...

Bruce Davis, DE, 6-3, 225, League City (Tex.) Clear Creek, hasn't verbally committed officially to UCLA, but virtually.

He doesn't want to call it a verbal commitment since he has had some bad luck with them in the past but he said he's decided where he's going to play college football. "It's UCLA," Davis said. "I'm not really going to commit. I'll just sign on signing day. And my intention is to sign with UCLA. Just because I won't verbally commit doesn't mean I'm not going there. They have nothing to worry about."

The thing to worry about would be other schools recruiting him, or if he were slightly even considering other schools. "I'm not considering other schools," he said. "In fact, Oklahoma just called today and I told them I was going to UCLA. Hawaii, too. Even if I didn't know where I was going at this point it'd be too late anyway."

Davis said that even though he knew he wanted to go to UCLA, the official visit there last weekend sealed the deal. "Everything was good about it. Everything. The school itself, the football program, the facilities. They're working on the facilities, but we saw what they were going to look like. Everything was really appealing."

Davis said that he had been to UCLA before (at the UCLA camp last summer) but it was different when you visit officially. "It's so much more fun. You get to do so many things and it's UCLA, it's L.A., so it makes it great. I also really liked hanging out with the other recruits, the players and the coaches. It's a different experience to take an official visit. And the one to UCLA was the best. I got along with all the recruits and everyone. It was just a great time."

When asked if he felt any of the uncommitted recruits on the trip were close to committing, Davis said, "The receiver from Oklahoma, Robert Meachem, was thinking about it a lot."

Davis said he will have an in-home visit with the UCLA coaches twice over the next two weeks. "Coach Bieniemy is coming to my house on Thursday. And then coach Dorrell next week. I'll repeat to them that I'm going to UCLA."

His parents, who are UCLA alumni, were very happy about his decision. "They were excited," he said. "Since they went there, they know it's a great place. They know it's the best place to get the best of both worlds, football and an education."

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