Surprise, surprise, Brett Hundley, the No. 6 quarterback in the country according to Scout.com, has chosen UCLA.
Hundley took an unofficial visit to UCLA for the team’s Aug. 21 scrimmage, then cancelled an unofficial visit to Washington the following weekend. Shortly thereafter, Hundley wrote on Facebook that he made his decision, and that he would let it be known today.
Hundley announced his decision at Chandler High in Arizona in front of friends and family, giving UCLA it’s top quarterback recruit since Ben Olson in 2004.
“It’s a huge get; this is on par with Malcolm Jones last year, an impact player at an impact position,” Scout.com’s Brandon Huffman said. “The highest-rated from the high school ranks, and first time they’ve gotten a top quarterback prospect on the west coast in a long time.”
UCLA has dealt with injuries and inconsistency at the position for almost every year in the last decade, but scouts believe Hundley could be a game-changer. Perhaps even play early.
“I think he could,” Huffman said. “I don’t think that Neuheisel has shown an aversion to playing young guys. He’s the kind of guy who could come in, and if they get zero production from the position this year, they sure as heck open it up in the spring.”