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The Real All Sports School of LA

While the school of racist-jokers from cross-town were making a mockery out of the concept of a two sports school, Karl Dorrell, aka Pom Pom's Daddy (13-9) was finishing up a monster day in recruiting:

Many of the high school juniors swore nothing was pre-planned, but by the time each left campus, UCLA coach Karl Dorrell had an unprecedented haul of recruits.

Eight players, all from Southern California, gave non-binding oral commitments to be part of the Bruins' 2008 recruiting class during a high-octane day of unofficial visits to the Westwood campus by some of the most talented players around.

The group is led by defensive back Rahim Moore of Dorsey of Los Angeles, Compton defensive end Datone Jones, Colton defensive end Damien Holmes and Crespi of Encino safety E.J. Woods.

"It really wasn't planned," Holmes said. "I went there just wanting to learn more about UCLA. They sold everything to me. (The coaches) told us all they would love for us to commit, but there really wasn't that much pressure. People were just sold on it."

Also saying they would commit were Dorsey running back Jonathan Franklin, Culver City safety/receiver Antwon Moutra and Leuzinger of Lawndale linebacker Uona Kavienga.

The eighth player to commit was Crenshaw receiver Kemonte Bateman, but his is not considered as strong as the other seven because of extenuating circumstances.

Bateman, a dynamic player, received a verbal scholarship offer from UCLA, but is not expected to receiver a written offer for a while because he must clear significant academic hurdles to be admitted to UCLA, sources said.
Of course this doesn't take away from the fact that if Dorrell doesn't bring home a Pac-10 championship, he will need to look for a new gig. But still it was a great day for him and UCLA football. Let's hope the success in recruiting will translate into results on the field.

We expect nothing less at a real sports school, which is used to winning NCs in hoops, and going to and winning Rose Bowls in football.