Two Upland football players have made verbal commitments to Colorado but two more, who happen to be two of the Inland Valley’s highest profile recruits, are yet to make their intentions known as National Signing Day approaches.
Highlanders fullback Christian Powell was set to join running back Donta Abron and defensive back Marques Mosley at Colorado until the new coaching staff at UCLA made him a scholarship offer Jan. 4. Powell, who said he will make a decision between his eight offers this week, returned from an official visit to UCLA last weekend impressed by the Bruins.
“I was about to commit to Colorado,” Powell said. “I liked (UCLA) a lot. I had a good visit. I don’t know man but I think I’m leaning toward (UCLA).”
Upland receiver Kenny Lawler, who decommitted from Arizona State Nov. 28, will visit Oregon State this weekend but may not make a decision on his future until until close Signing Day on Feb. 1. The four-star recruit has narrowed his list to Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Washington State and UCLA.