Bad news, good news

First the bad: Jalen Grimble, the Bishop Gorman defensive end, has verbally committed to USC. I thought UCLA had a really good shot at him, but clearly the signing of his cousin Xavier (’09 No. 1 TE) had an influence. I’ve learned not to count Neuheisel out on anything, though.

Now the good: I was told by a close friend of Darius Bell that he will be at UCLA after he graduates in June, “if” he graduates in June. Scout.com’s Brandon Huffman is reporting the same thing. The big news, though, is that Bell’s arrival could have something to do with the increased role of the Revolver offense.

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  • Blue Bruin

    We all know verbal commitments mean nothing at this point…

  • MichaelRyerson

    Tough room. I’ve said it before, you kids are hard to please. Of course we know verbal commitments are elusive things but what do you want Jon to do? Not report these kinds of things? Then he gets hammered because some pay site has all the ‘scoops’ and you guys are whining about not getting any skinny over here. Geesh. Read it, don’t read it, but stop whining.

  • MichaelRyerson

    Tough room. I’ve said it before, you kids are hard to please. Of course we know verbal commitments are elusive things but what do you want Jon to do? Not report these kinds of things? Then he gets hammered because some pay site has all the ‘scoops’ and you guys are whining about not getting any skinny over here. Geesh. Read it, don’t read it, but stop whining.

  • MichaelRyerson

    Schizophrenic. Bears repeating, apparently.

  • 909Bruin

    there is no good news here….. Grimble is wayyyyyy more important than Bell. This hurts ALOT. Clearly we are going to have our hands full in dealing with Kiffin and co.

  • VBs Cat

    last I checked it’s only May. Let’s me know when the ink dries
    Not sure how adding an other Offensive weapon is “no good news”

  • El Maton

    Jalen Grimble is going to be a stud. Coach Orgeron and Monte Kiffin are going to attract top defensive talent. unless ucla has a great season, i dont see him changing to the bruins

  • Anonymous

    Grimble’s a stud but we are loaded at DE. We have Datone Jones, Holmes, Tepa, Graham, Owa, Bryant and maybe even Barr or Shirley. We need OLine and DT’s

  • Scott

    After watching the spring game, I wonder if the coaches’ concern level increased. I know mine did.

  • 74ucla

    agree,
    Another quarterback is way ore important than
    a defensive end at this point. We have depth and
    quality at DE. Quarterback depth is a worry.

  • Anonymous

    Goldie…would you know NeWs if it bit you in the arse?
    Randall Carroll and Sheldon Price have been ruled academically ineligible for the Spring…and
    you’re suspended indefinitely as a “beat” journalist…

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/ucla Jon Gold

    I don’t cover UCLA track, and Carroll and Price were not ineligible for practice, just competition. They won’t miss any football time unless they don’t get their stuff in order.

    JG

  • VBs Cat

    HAHAHAHA Anon @ May 2, 2010 3:57 PM got OWNED by Jon!!!!

    Indefinate Suspension for you Tool…bwhahahahaha

  • cali

    Losing Grimble is way worse than the good news on Bell. Everyone always struggles with our offense so I don’t see a JC QB grasping the playbook so fast.

  • UCLAVES

    I agree with cali. Get the best player possible. The kid is huge he might grown into a DT. Ask yourself this, who had the greater potential to be a star for UCLA? That is the player I want.