The word is that Brown does indeed have a UCLA scholarship offer. It's uncertain if he'll be inclined to commit to the Bruins this weekend, and it's believed he could still take other official visits. He's scheduled to visit Arizona next weekend, and then Cal and Stanford later.
The big recruiting weekend for UCLA is shaping up to be October 3rd and 4th, when UCLA will get visits from: Josh Smith, the 6-9 center from Kent (Wash.) Kentwood; Ray McCallum, the 6-1 point guard from Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day, and UCLA-committed shooting guard Tyler Lamb, from Santa Ana Mater Dei.
Smith will arrive on Saturday, since he'll play in his high school football game Friday night. He's a tight end.
Smith knows McCallum pretty well, so it's a good development that they'll take their official visits together.
It's still pretty well accepted that UCLA leads for Smith.
It's now believed that UCLA and Arizona are the two primary schools battling for McCallum, with Florida and Oklahoma the other schools he's seriously considering.
Again, as we reported earlier this week, the word now is that McCallum will not play for his father at the University of Detroit.
In fact, Ray McCallum, Sr., will accompany his son on the visit to UCLA.
Those are the main recruiting targets for UCLA in the 2010 class – Lamb (obviously), Smith, Brown and McCallum.
UCLA and Arizona were just eliminated from the race for Vander Blue, the guard from Madison (Wisc.) Memorial. The word is that he'll stay close to home.
UCLA is also out of the running for Trevor Releford, the point guard from Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
UCLA is still fighting to stay alive with Phil Pressey, the 5-9 point guard from Dallas (Tex.) Episcopal. We've heard that UCLA could get an official visit from Pressey, but the date is undetermined.
UCLA also is still trying with Terrence Jones, the 6-7 power forward from Portland (Ore.) Jefferson.
UCLA is also trying with Roscoe Smith, the 6-7 small forward from Mouth of Wilson (Virg.) Oak Hill Academy.
Harrison Barnes, the small forward from Ames (Iowa) High, the #1 prospect in the class of 2010, plans to visit UCLA the weekend of December 5th and 6th, when the Bruins take on Kansas. Barnes is waiting until spring to decide.
UCLA is still very much recruiting Keala King, the 6-4 guard from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. In fact, King could be at the San Diego State game on Saturday.
The Bruin coaching staff has in-home visits scheduled with all of the prospects they're still recruiting over the next month or so. They'll visit Terrence Jones on September 10th, and see McCallum in his home next Saturday, the 12th. They'll visit Barnes on September 21st.