Trojan signee presumed drowned

Incoming Trojan freshman linebacker Drean Rucker has been missing since Monday evening and is presumed drowned. Rucker had been on a beach cookout in Huntington Beach with friends.

Rucker entered the water with a friend at approximately 8:0pm, according to reports in the LA Times, and a short time later the friend returned to shore looking for help because Drean was in trouble. According to witnesses, Rucker, who could not swim, slipped under water in an area near an offshore sand bar.

The scene at the beach was definitely grim on Tuesday as friends, family members and former coaches gathered while the search for his body continues. The family has asked that no further details be given at this time.

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