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[Update x3] NSD Thread Part 3: White Flips Back to UCLA; Facing Heat Neuheisel Backs Off (for Now) From Hiring Seto

Okay, it's definitely been a National Signing Day unlike one in recent Bruin memory.  Per the official site, CRN was scheduled to have a press conference at 4pm today.  You can stream it in at the official site.

Also, there are scattered reports (subscription info only) that Torien White may not be sending in his LOI to U$C after all, and that he may be honoring his prior verbal to CRN and UCLA after all.

More as we get it.  For now, consider this Part 3 of the NSD Thread.

[Update (M)]:  CRN confirms that Torian White has signed with UCLA. 

[Update x2 (M)]:  CRN says to "make this day about the recruits.  We'll talk about coaches another time."  

This may or may not mean that the firestorm of protest both here and throughout the online Bruin community may be having an effect.  If you are as opposed to hiring a thoroughly untested and unproven lifelong Trogan as your DC, then by all menas chime in and spread the word.

[Update x 3 (A)]: Here is UCLA's official release on the 16 member class:

Sixteen outstanding high school seniors or junior college performers have signed letters-of-intent or grant-in-aids to play football at UCLA, head coach Rick Neuheisel announced today. That number includes three prep seniors already attending classes and a junior college player who signed his LOI in December and will enroll for Spring Quarter.

Leading the class is quarterback Brett Hundley, rated the nation's No. 3 player at his position by and SuperPrep. Hundley enrolled at UCLA in January, along with defensive end Sam Tai and linebacker Aaron Wallace.

"We filled several areas of need with this class, including offensive line and quarterback," said Neuheisel. "We feel this is a quality group of young men, both on and off the field, who will fit well with the classes we have signed the past few years. It's not as large as some of our classes because we did not have a lot of scholarship seniors but we think it has great upside."

And the full list:


Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School
Jacob Brendel C 6-5 265 Plano, TX East
Brett Hundley QB 6-4 210 Chandler, AZ Chandler
Devin Lucien WR 6-1 190 Encino, CA Crespi
Steven Manfro RB 5-10 187 Castaic, CA Valencia
Conor McDermott OL 6-8 245 Nashville, TN Ensworth
Kevin McReynolds DT 6-2 281 Washington, DC St. John's College
Raymond Nelson TE 6-5 215 Modesto, CA Christian
Jerry Neuheisel QB 6-1 185 Los Angeles, CA Loyola
Will Oliver OT 6-8 295 Brentwood, CA Heritage
Mike Orloff LB 6-2 205 Danvers, MA Lawrence Academy
Sam Tai DE 6-4 234 Henderson, NV Liberty
Brandon Tuliaupupu DT 6-1 296 Claremont, CA Claremont
Aaron Wallace LB 6-4 215 San Diego, CA Rancho Bernardo
Torian White OT 6-6 280 Lakewood, CA Lakewood
Ben Wysocki OG 6-5 280 Los Alamitos, CA Los Alamitos



Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School
Ryan Hofmeister LB 6-2 220 Riverside, CA Riverside City