Our UCLA reporter Jon Gold broke the news yesterday that reigning Daily News Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Porter verbally committed with UCLA on Monday afternoon.
Porter is 6-1, 235-pound linebacker from La Habra and was an absolute beast last year.
Porter led the area with 156 tackles, 22 of which were for a loss, and 11 sacks. He was both the CIF-Southern Section Southwest Division and Freeway League Defensive Player of the Year.
Porter’s best game may have come in the Highlanders’ 35-26 win over Tustin in the divisional championships in which he finished with an amazing 22 tackles.
Kudos and congratulations to Aaron.