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Karl Dorrell picks up another commitment - this time from a LBer, a position Bruins badly need to fill up with good players. From the Daily News:

UCLA identified linebacker as an area of need in its 2007 recruiting class, and Monday the Bruins picked up their first pledge for the position from Archbishop Mitty High of San Jose product Steve Sloan.

Sloan, who will be a senior in the fall, said he attended UCLA's one-day camp Sunday, and received an offer afterward. He gave Bruins coach Karl Dorrell a non-binding oral commitment less than 24 hours later.

"The way (UCLA) runs its system, their linebackers basically have a lot of freedom," said the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Sloan. "We can run all over, all we want."

Sloan, who also plays running back for the Monarchs, recorded 133 tackles and had two sacks as a junior. He also had an offer from Cal.

Well I hope when referring to the UCLA "system" Sloan is referring to a new one hopefully DeWayne Walker is putting in place. Because the old system we ran was a big joke around the nation. Here is more on Sloan.  He is currently not currently listed on any rankings by Rivals100.com or on BruinBlitz.com. Dorrell has yet to land a 5 star recruit for the 07 class per those rankings. Anyways, a warm welcome to Steve Sloan. Here is to him making some tackles in the backfield.

Shifting gear to another sport looks like Coach Savage will have to keep an eye on the MLB draft happenings just like Coach Howland is doing right now with the NBA one. Bruins have some young hurlers on the team who may already be pro material. Dave Huff is one of them per the LA Times:
Dave Huff, UCLA, left-handed pitcher, junior: Huff has drawn comparisons to Barry Zito after dominating the Cape Cod League last summer and establishing himself as one of the top pitchers in the Pacific 10 Conference during his first season with the Bruins. The 6-2, 210-pounder does not have an overpowering fastball, but one scout said he considered Huff among the most accomplished pitchers in the draft and projected him to go anywhere from late in the first round to early in the second.
I have gotta a feeling the baseball team is going to be fine just like hoops no matter who ends up going pro. They are in the hands of some of the best coaches in America.

GO BRUINS.