Scout's take: Welsh stays home at UCLA 

November, 20, 2013
11/20/13
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Four-star center Thomas Welsh (Los Angeles/Loyola) committed to UCLA over Stanford, California, Arizona State and USC among others.

This is a big one for new Bruins coach Steve Alford since he landed a nationally ranked prospect from his backyard in Southern California.

Why he committed: The ESPN 100 No. 90 overall player will have an opportunity to play and provide an immediate impact on the Bruins front line especially with the Wear twins being seniors this season.