Bruins Get Commitment

Karl Dorrell and his new staff are having a big impact on in-home visits with recruits in the last week. And one prospect was so overwhelmed by an in-home visit by a new UCLA assistant, he verbally committed the day after...

Chris Horton, S, 6-2, 195, New Orleans (Louisiana) De La Salle, has verbally committed to UCLA, according to sources close to the Horton family.


Horton chose the Bruins over Nebraska, Tulane, Arkansas, and Clemson.


He had a huge senior season, where he established himself as one of the best prospects in the state of Louisiana, making a reputation for great quickness at the safety position, along with a fierce hitting ability.


Horton visited UCLA officially December 6th, the weekend right before former head coach Bob Toledo was fired.  In the turnover of the staff, and the hiring of Karl Dorrell, Horton was unsure about UCLA for a couple of weeks.


But then then the new staff, specifically Dorrell and assistant Eric Bieniemy, contacted Horton. Wednesday night Horton and his mother received an in-home visit from Bieniemy and, as BRO reported, was so impressed that Horton later told BRO he would more than likely cancel his visits to Arkansas, Tulane and Clemson and verbally commit to UCLA soon. It took one day, with Horton verbally committing to the Bruins on Thursday.



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