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UCLA defends Combs' scholarship

UCLA released a statement Wednesday explaining that athletic scholarships are not based on finances and do not rely on taxpayers' money. The University of California school system is currently facing financial problems. "Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their athletic and academic ability -- not their financial need," the statement read. "Athletic scholarships, such as those awarded to football or basketball players, do not rely on state funds. Instead, these scholarships are entirely funded through UCLA Athletics ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters. "Each year, UCLA awards the equivalent of approximately 285 full athletic scholarships to outstanding student athletes. The scholarships are used by the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to pay students' tuition and fees, as well as room and board. In this respect, UCLA is no different from the overwhelming majority of Division I institutions."

SI.com's Stewart Mandel names Jim L. Mora "Recruiter of the Year"

As Damien W noted this a "staff wide" award given the efforts of number of ace recruiters brought in by Mora. Still it is pretty impressive. Mandel is one of the few writers in the national scene who has a good beat on UCLA football. For good reasons he savaged Chianti Dan's hiring process. So it is good to see him recognize Mora's efforts. Mandel did make reference to UCLA being "10 above the 85 scholarship limit." The number is actually around 8 given we took 26 players yesterday, not 28. The numbers will also work out based on natural attrition issues and likely greyshirts in the roster. We will see how that plays out. GO BRUINS.

UCLA Finishes No. 15 in SB Nation's Composite Recruiting Poll

SB Nation's Bud Elliot and his team did a great job of threading together recruiting stories from all over the country. He put together a chart showing, all four rankings services (247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout), and a composite of the four. UCLA finished number 15. Alabama was number 1. Stanford with its unreal finish closed at number 7. Southern Cal was at number 11. Oregon and Washington were the other Pac-12 programs finishing at number 17 and 21. GO BRUINS.

Coach Klemm - Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year

UCLA coach Adrian Klemm earned Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year honors, as well as a nomination for National BCS Recruiter of the Year

Lakalaka Decommits

looks like we lost another recruit... + side = makes another scholarship available - side = need to find another cool name commit

RUMOR: Case McCoy (Texas) transferring to UCLA?

Austin American-Statesman sports columnist Kirk Bohls is "all kinds of rumors about Texas QB Case McCoy possibly transferring, even to UCLA." Let's all keep an eye on this. McCoy could be terrific addition in terms of building QB depth in our roster. GO BRUINS.

Eric Yarber Rumored to be Hired as UCLA's WR coach

According to current recruit Ishmael Adams, former Tampa Bay WR coach Eric Yarber has been hired as the WR coach at UCLA. While this is just a tweet from a player, we've been hearing about this for a while now. Awesome hire. GO BRUINS!

Justin Combs Recruiting Hard For UCLA

Bryce Treggs, the #1 WR in California and a Cal commit who is rumored to be considering UCLA now with Adrian Klemm leading his recruitment, tweeted this today: "This guy @JDior_ is really recruiting like no other this weekend." @JDior_ is Justin Combs, a Bruin commit who is clearly trying to bolster that UCLA recruiting class. Keep it going, Justin.

Second commit of the day for Coach Mora

According to Rivals.com, wide receiver/safety Taylor Lagace, from Arcadia, flips from Huskies to Bruins.

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