Culver City 4-star WR tripping to Wazzu

OUT OF THE same high school that produced Cougar Michael Bumpus, another 4-star prep wideout prospect is tripping to Pullman this weekend. Long a verbal commit to UCLA, the 6-2.5, 190-pounder says he remains committed to the Bruins but is still open. He also has plenty of questions he's looking to pose on his final official visit.

Antwon Moutra (6-2.5, 190) verbally committed last March to UCLA but he'll take one last official visit to Washington State before making a final decision.

And he has his questions ready for when he gets into Pullman.

"The same as always and for the other schools -- where do you see me at, do you really want me where I'm at on your recruiting list/board, who are the incoming receivers, who's coming back, who's leaving, what do you plan on doing on offense and how I fit into that, stuff like that," said the personable Moutra.

WSU assistant Steve Broussard has been running the recruiting point on Moutra. Receivers coach Mike Levenseller is also involved and would figure to spend some time with Moutra this weekend.

"He's (Broussard) really straight forward and a down to earth coach. He's from the city so he knows how it is, with the good and bad. Like I said, he's straight forward, doesn't try to keep anything hidden from me (and) is going to give it to me straight," said Moutra.

MOUTRA SAID THAT a combination of wanting to see what other schools have to offer combined with the UCLA coaching change and machinations of said led to him schedule additional official visits.

In addition to his final trip to Washington State this coming weekend, Moutra has already officially visited UCLA, Cal, Arizona and Oregon.

"It's basically (that) I'm still committed. It just seems-- when I committed, I hadn't talked to any other schools. I had wanted to focus on my high school season. After the season...I hadn't given any of these other schools a chance to explain what they had to offer. So I just wanted to see what they had to offer, and the coaches (at UCLA) were changing too.

Moutra said pretty much all five schools are recruiting the same as far as frequency and showing him the love.

"Everybody is still pretty much a possibility," Moutra said. "And I'm still considering UCLA, they're still No. 1. And if everything goes well with that, then..."

"They have the new head coach, offensive line and (possibly the) receivers coach, same with the offensive coordinator...so who they're going to have for that and what he's going to do with the offense (remain to be seen.)"

New Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel recently hired Reggie Moore, a former UCLA receiver and the WRs coach at North Dakota State the past four seasons, but Neuheisel has not publicly stated what Moore's coaching position would be for the Bruins. No announcement has been made about the future of Eric Scott with the UCLA program, the wide receivers coach under former coach Karl Darrell.

MOUTRA SAID he went into his Cal official last weekend with the mindset he wanted to keep emotion out of it and take a purely evaluatory stance.

"It went nice, it went nice. I liked the campus. I wasn't trying to really get too excited, I just wanted to stand back and listen and take in what they were saying and I didn't want to go all ooh and aah about everything," said Moutra.

AS FOR WHICH RECEIVER position he sees himself playing in college, Moutra said he held no preference. He just wants to make plays.

"I can do either/or so it really doesn't matter to me. Most (schools say they) would use me at the wideout (split end) because of my size but if they're deep at that position, others would play me at flanker to get me on (the field). Others say they would move me throughout all of (the WR positions). But whichever one that I can get the ball at is fine with me," he said.

Antwon Moutra profile and video

NOTABLE NOTE:
Along with Bumpus, CB Tyrone Justin and WR Greg Walker, as well as future Cougar DE Jesse Sanchez, are other members of the crimson and gray who came out of Culver City.


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