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Treggs recaps visit to UCLA

1/23/2012

Wide out Bryce Treggs (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) took his official visit to UCLA over the weekend.

Did the Bruins do enough to make things interesting with longtime favorite Cal?

“I’m still committed to Cal, but I have a lot to think about,” Treggs said. “The visit to UCLA was great, I had a lot of fun hanging out with the other recruits and the players on the team were great to me. It’s a close knit group, and I fit in really well with them. I think the highlight for me was just spending so much time with Coach [Eric] Yarber, who I said before is my favorite receiver coach.

“He’s such a passionate guy and has a lot of energy. I really like his coaching style and approach to the game and with UCLA going to kind of a spread look on offense, I’ll have a great chance to play right away. Coach Mora told me he’s not going to be afraid to play freshman and if I come in ready to compete, I’ll have a great chance there. I like coach Mora a lot, he’s a great guy and he’s going to change the program around.”

Treggs said at no point during the visit was he ever thinking of de-committing from Cal, although he said he plans to weigh all his options after taking two more visits next week.

“People need to understand, I’m giving UCLA a shot but it’s going to take a lot more than just one official visit to get me to back off Cal,” Treggs said. “I mean, I’ve been committed there since the summer and have great relationships there. It’s going to take a lot to pull me from that but I do like UCLA a lot, and I’m still evaluating all my options.

“This week I’ll take an official visit to USC Thursday-Friday and then go back up to Cal for an unofficial visit to Cal Saturday. USC just offered, and I have another visit to take so I figured I would use it. Then I’ll go back up to Cal and hang out with some of the recruits that are visiting and come back home Sunday.”

Sunday night, Treggs spent a solid 3 hours with Cal coaches Ron Gould and Wes Chandler and said he enjoyed getting to know the Bears new receiver coach.

“I’ve know Coach Gould for three years and he’s a great guy,” Treggs said. “I know if I go to Cal, he would take care of me and always make sure I’m doing well. Coach Chandler is a pretty calm, laid back guy. From a personality standpoint, he’s the complete opposite of Yarber but I liked him.

“He was a great NFL player and has a lot of experience. I felt very comfortable with him and he’s passionate about the game. He told me he’s not just about football but cares for me as a person and my character. He wants to help me become a better receiver and a better guy and I respect that. I’m going to weigh all my options and then make my final decision the day or two before signing day.”