Junior visitor

UCLA will host several junior football prospects on campus tonight, and part of the expected group is El Cajon Valhall’s Peter Thomas, one of the top-ranked quarterbacks in the 2010 class.

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Commit wavering?

One thing I heard is offensive lineman Joel Gray, a Texas Tech commit from Lewisville (Tex.) Hebron, was still talking to UCLA, and the Bruins were not out of the picture for him.

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Te’o timetable

When I spoke to Brian Te’o, the father of Punahou High of Honolulu standout linebacker Manti Te’o, he laid down the timetable for Manti’s decision, and how it would be done.
He said a he thought Manti would make his decision “by Monday evening,” but ESPN has asked he not say anything until Wednesday, which is signing day. He will gather with other recruits from the state at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu and make his announcement then.

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Another visitor

Stonewall Jackson High (Manassas, Va.) tailback Damien Thigpen is making an official visit to UCLA this weekend. He is committed to Tennessee, but some family things could lead him to the West Coast.

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Te’o update

I spoke with Brian Te’o, the father of elite linebacker Manti Te’o out of Punahou High of Honolulu, and he had several things to say.
He said UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel, offensive coordinator Norm Chow and defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough visited with the family Monday and it went well.
Brian Te’o added that USC coach Pete Carroll was in the family’s home Tuesday and members of Notre Dame’s staff was going to visit tonight.
“This will be the last visit of this recruiting time,” he said.
Te’o will take an official visit to USC this weekend before a family discussion takes place and Te’o decides.

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“Back on track”

UCLA point guard Darren Collison explained why the Bruins are having such difficulty scoring at times, and it is because opposing defenses are defending UCLA’s ability to drive to the basket.
“Their packing the inside really, really tight, even if they’re in a man(-to-man) defense,” Collison said. “It’s like every time you drive, the weakside guy is constantly helping. It’s up to us driving that once we do get into the paint, to look for the kickout.
“It’s not the end of the world right now. I think nobody’s used to the adversity UCLA is going through, but we’re going to get back on track. Mark my words: We are going to get back on track.”

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