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UCLA, QB Eddie Printz part ways

9/12/2012

After being committed to UCLA for almost nine months, it appears that Eddie Printz (Marietta, Ga../Lassiter) will not be a Bruin after all. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback chose the Pac-12 program over several other offers, including Arkansas and Auburn. The Razorbacks and Tigers have since received commitments from other quarterback prospects. Printz got word Monday of the decision by the UCLA coaching staff to go in another direction.

"I'm very sorry this happened," Printz said. "I was looking forward to being a Bruin, but it is out of my control. All I can do now is do my best on the field. Right now my main focus is Kell. I know my teammates have my back and I'll be fine."

Printz had previously committed to SMU a year ago before opening things in December. He said Wednesday night that he has yet to get in touch with any other colleges since getting the news. He has completed 34 of 48 passes for 526 yards and six touchdowns for the 2-0 Trojans. For his career, Printz is 541-of-850 for 6,318 yards and 56 touchdowns. The state record for career passing yards is 9,062. He is the second prospect in Georgia to decommit from UCLA after ESPN 300 running back Keyante Green (McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing Christian Academy) switched from the Bruins to Purdue in July.