One of the top recruits in UCLA’s class was four-star linebacker Zach Whitley, a Houston-area native who originally committed to Alabama. He flipped to the Bruins early last month and enrolled early, getting a head start on preparing for his freshman season.
He took questions from the media on Wednesday …
On deciding to flip from Alabama to UCLA last month:
“It was a lot going into that decision. Me and my dad had a long discussion about what’s best for me as a player and as a student. I just felt more comfortable coming here instead of Alabama.
“It really surprised my school, my teammates. A lot of my teammates, I told them in the past I was considering UCLA. A certain amount of them knew, but not a lot. It was a surprise. A lot of them were upset, and you had a lot that were very happy for me for making my decision. Continue reading