Brandon Willis headed back to UCLA?

Well, the saga continues…

After being told a week ago that Brandon Willis would not be heading back to UCLA, it turns out…Willis might be headed back to UCLA. He just confirmed the news, as did a source inside the program, but I’m obviously a bit skeptical of the whole situation. There is nothing official yet out of UCLA.

Willis added that he’s not sure if he’d be eligible this season, but either way, it would obviously be a boon to the Bruins. Lost in the ongoing ordeal over the last few years – verbally commits to Tennessee, decommits and commits to North Carolina, transfers from North Carolina to UCLA, decides to transfer from North Carolina, now back to UCLA – is Willis’ real talent.

Willis was the No. 21-rated defensive tackle in the country out of Duncan, South Carolina’s Byrnes High, and is known as a good run-stopper. If Willis were to sit out a year, he would probably immediately slide into the two-deep at defensive tackle, which loses Nate Chandler and Justin Edison this season, and returns a solid group including Cassius Marsh, Donovan Carter, Kevin McReynolds, Seali’i Epenesa, Brandon Tuliapupu and Tre Hale.