Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Other Recruiting News

With the Sun Devils challenging for a National and PAC-10 championship, some Bruin commits are turning their eyes to the desert. ASU has been pushing hard for a number of UCLA commits, like Aaron Hester. He visited their campus recently and might be opening up his recruiting again.

Both E.J. Woods and Aaron Hester have been downgraded to "soft verbals" by Scout. Woods, like Kemonte Bateman, has some academic issues that could keep him out of Westwood. He has Washington on his list of programs according to Scout. I think he might still end up at UCLA but who knows if he'll be able to actually get admitted.

With turmoil in Westwood and the program suffering three humiliating defeats to bottom feeder teams, hanging onto recruits may be tough in the next few months. The constant chatter about UCLA firing Dorrell also creates uncertainty around his future that other programs have latched onto.