Defensive tackle Brandon Willis has been given his release from UCLA, the school confirmed today, and appears headed back to North Carolina. I’ve been told nothing is certain, but it looks like it’s leaning that way.
Scout.com’s North Carolina site is reporting that he will be heading back to the Tar Heels because of the health of his grandmother. I’ve reached out to him, but haven’t heard back yet.
Obviously, a pretty stunning turn of events, and it leaves the Bruins thinner at the defensive tackle spot, but still returning Cassius Marsh, Nate Chandler, Seali’i Epenesa, Donovan Carter and Justin Edison.