Football recruiting update

I was emailing back and forth with Scout.com West Coast recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman, and here’s what he said…

“The big thing to watch is Josh Shirley, I don’t think he’s committing soon, but I know UCLA is doing EXTREMELY well with him. Same for Chris Ward. Both were early offers (Ward was the first OL UCLA offered in this class from the West).”

UCLA will have its hands full beating out Miami, Notre Dame, Tennessee and the other Pac-10 schools for Shirley’s services, but it may be worth it: Shirley had a fantastic junior season for Kaiser of Fontana, and at 6-3. 255, 4.5 40, could just be another in the line of dominant UCLA linebackers.

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  • rejn

    Jon – I sure hope you’re sticking around for awhile. Love your reports. And your passion, too???

  • Anonymous

    According to Pierson, Ward was seen a couple days loading up on bruin gear in the bruin store…that’s gotta be a good sign. Shirley’s favorite team growing up was UCLA, that’s another great sign.

  • Anonymous

    Dude, Jon, you’re kicking butt and taking names. Are you interested in doing this job permanently? I hope so…

  • Anonymous

    If you want to let Jon’s boss know how well he is doing, and that you’d like to keep him. From Dohn’s goodbye post…

    If you have any comments, concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know,
    Gene Warnick
    Sports editor
    L.A. Daily News
    gene.warnick@dailynews.com