Here is a video of UCLA’s newest commit, Long Beach Poly defensive end Iuta Tepa.
I’m hearing UCLA is still not out of it for Los Angeles Cathedral High receiver Randall Carroll, and also the Bruins made plenty of headway with Kapolei (Hawaii) High offensive lineman Stan Hasiak in the last week.
In fact, I was told Hasiak was leaning toward committing to back to the Bruins. However, in this wacky recruiting season, I expect nothing.
Long Beach Poly defensive end Iuta Tepa talked about why he gave UCLA a verbal commitment tonight.
“It’s close to home, and I felt more at home here,” Tepa said. “I like the campus. It’s beautiful. The coaching staff is wonderful and the players make you feel comfortable being around them. That’s why I chose UCLA.”
And, for those wondering, he was the silent commit I had spoken about before.
UCLA point guard Darren Collison was asked if the blowout wins against Cal and Stanford was a product of the Bruins playing better, or Cal and Stanford not being very good.
“Cal was at the top of the Pac-10 and they beat Washington at Washington, which is very hard to do,” Collison said. “If Cal would have (beaten UCLA), everybody would have been talking about Cal. Stanford is good, too.
“I think it’s more of how we’re playing on the defensive end. You have to give credit to us sometimes.”