Porter sticking with Bruins..for now

The status of La Habra linebacker/running back Aaron Porter, who committed to UCLA
over the summer, hasn’t changed in the wake of UCLA firing coach Rick Neuheisel Monday.
The senior, considered one of the top linebackers in the CIF-Southern Section, still is on board with the Bruins.
“Nothing has changed,” La Habra coach Frank Mazzotta said. “He just wants to wait and see who they hire.”
Porter, who rushed for 141 yards and made nine tackles in the Highlanders’ 28-21 victory over Brea Olinda on Friday, will lead La Habra (9-3) in the Southwest Division semifinals when it hosts El Toro (11-1) at 7 p.m.
The Highlanders are seeking the school’s fifth consecutive CIF-SS title and seventh overall.

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  • Jefe

    What other Pac-12 schools were recruiting Porter??

    Why he’d wanna play for UCLA is beyond me.

    Unless the NFL isn’t the ultimate goal here & he’s focused is on education primarily. That, I’d understand.

  • Sports Fan

    He has Pac12 offers from Arizona State, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State.

    He also has offers from Boise State, Iowa State, and San Diego State.

    I think he will end up at ASU, Boise, or SDSU.

  • Still Laughing

    From what I understand, it’s a dual-sport scholarship (baseball & football). Thankfully it’s not solely for football. But I can’t help but wonder why, if he’s such a highly sought after linebacker, he hasn’t gotten any better offers? Don’t get me wrong, I’d be thrilled if I had a son being recruited as he is; but why not more than those schools mentioned? Is it because of the school he plays for and division they play in? Would he have gotten better exposure playing for a bigger Orange County program (D-I) as opposed to division 6? I guess we’ll never know. I guess if he does choose UCLA it’ll be a good fit- played on a HS team that could never beat the big boys and following that up attending a college program that can’t beat “the teams to beat” too.
    Good luck to this young man whichever he chooses.