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UCLA Continues To Gather Recruiting Momentum: Gets Commitment From Wade Yandall

This was an expected boost coming out of this recruiting weekend. Wade Yandall, a 6'4 300lb OL from Carson High School committed to UCLA per Chris Foster from the LA Times. Yandall also took official visits to Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and Oregon, but narrowed his choices to Arizona schools and UCLA. Greg Biggins from tWWL had this to say about Wade couple of days ago:

Yandall said he grew up a Bruin fan and everyone in his family is a fan as well. He has also said location and the opportunity to play close to home will be a factor so a commitment on or shortly after the visit seems very likely. Yandall had a very good senior season earning 1st team all-city honors as well as area lineman of the year.

Wade sounds like a great kid and a prototype Bruin student athlete. Check out the video profile LAT did on him last October:

Haven't seen the news confirmed yet on Bruin Report Online. If they confirm the news, he would show up as the 17th commitment in our current class. You can check out his profile over here. He would be a solid get because we can never have enough guys available to play in the trenches. More recruiting and Trojan schadenfreude note after the jump.

Meanwhile, Raisin points out that another Trojan commit - Xavier Gimble - is looking to schedule a trip to UCLA:

Grimble has no recruiting trips scheduled, but said LSU, Florida and UCLA are all possibilities. He will probably travel to UCLA next weekend.

Grimble said he would wait to see what transpires at USC before making a decision, but plans on keeping his options open. He said schools like LSU and Florida have said their scholarship offer is still good.

"I have to back track a little bit and look at a few schools just in case," Grimble said.

Grimble said he tried to contact Carroll on Friday, but still hasn't heard back. He did talk to USC quarterback Matt Barkley, who encouraged Grimble to stay committed.

Poor poor Matty. Must be rough to him these days to feel so "disrespected" by his hero.

How bad it is over there? They are getting talk to the hand/Heisman pose from Steve Sarkasian. Yikes.


UPDATE (N): Yandall's commitment has been confirmed by BruinBlitz. Welcome to Westwood Wade. GO BRUINS.

UPDATE II (N): Commitment is now confirmed by BRO. Good stuff. GO BRUINS.