Sunday, 24 February 2013 16:50

UCLA Making Statement

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hi-res-156913799 crop exactUCLA head coach Jim Mora and his outstanding staff have made a profound statement throughout the country on the recruiting trail. 

For the first time in over 12 years, top ten recruits nationally, are expressing a strong interest in being recruited by UCLA. When asked what they liked about UCLA we are now hearing a very different reason.

For over a decade, recruits have stated the main reasons for considering UCLA and or committing to UCLA was because of a great education, beautiful campus, great location, and oh yeah, to play football.

The most important reason other than getting a phenomenal education to a football player should be to play for a winning program with a national reputation for winning Pac 12 Conference Championships and playing on the national stage for national championship rings. Oh yes, a much different tone has been established about UCLA Football.

Of the 23 commits UCLA received on February 6, 2013 ten of them were from out of state. All ten were rated in the top ten in their respective positions. Over half of them were recruited and offered scholarships by teams in the most dominating conference in D-I football, “The SEC.” 

The SEC has won the last seven national championship rings. They have won eight of the last 10 national championships. That’s total dominance.

So for UCLA to now compete head to head for the same athletes speaks volumes for the effectiveness and commitment of Mora and his staff. The fact that UCLA Football is said in the same conversations with Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Florida, etc., is astonishing in only Mora’s second year as head coach.

Granted the road to winning a national championship is a tough arduous process. But for the first time since Coach Bob Toledo’s 20 straight wins, Bruin fans can realistically experience the possibility of winning a national champion crown. 

Something the famous Red Sanders would be proud of.

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