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UCLA LB commit Porter staying patient

11/30/2011

UCLA’s top prospect, linebacker Aaron Porter (La Habra, Calif.) remains a solid Bruin commit but will take an unofficial visit this weekend.

Porter committed to the Bruins after narrowing his choices to also include Boise State and Cal. Surprisingly, the Broncos and Bears haven’t tried to re-recruit Porter since Rick Neuheisel was fired.

“The only school I’m hearing from right now is San Diego State,” Porter said. “I talk to Coach [Jim] Mastro at UCLA a lot too and he has been telling me to keep my dream of playing for UCLA alive and the next head coach will still want me to be a part of the program. I keep hearing that UCLA is going after Chris Petersen at Boise State and that would be incredible. I loved him and he was a big reason why I almost chose Boise.

“I took an unofficial visit to Arizona State last weekend but those coaches are gone now too so I must be bad luck or something. Right now, I’m just being patient and seeing what happens with the UCLA job. I’m going to San Diego State this weekend with my coaches to see Ronnie Hillman, a former teammate here. Best case scenario for me is UCLA hires a good coach and I’ll still be a Bruin but hopefully it happens quick, the sooner the better.”