This afternoon, Colorado State University has announced that Washington quarterback KJ Carta-Samuels is transferring to the school.
This news comes as a surprise to UCLA fans as the UCLA Athletic Department had previously announced that Carta-Samuels would be transferring to Westwood.
New Bruin football coach Chip Kelly also spoke about the addition of Carta-Samuels during Spring Practice.
So, it makes today’s announcement by Colorado State a little bit bizarre as UCLA does not typically discuss recruits of any kind, including graduate transfers without first having signed paperwork committing a recruit to the school.
At this time, there is no confirmation from UCLA that Carta-Samuels will not be coming to Westwood and the athletic department has not yet responded to an email inquiring about the situation. This article will be updated should more information become available.
This situation is reminiscient of the situation with Jake Raulerson. Raulerson was a grad transfer from Texas who had verbally committed to UCLA, but was subsequently denied admission to two graduate programs at UCLA. Raulerson eventually ended up transferring to Arkansas.
This does potentially open up a door for UCLA to bring in Arizona grad transfer Brandon Dawkins who has been rumored to be interested in heading to Westwood.
At the very least, it should be interesting when the Bruins resume Spring Practice after Spring Break.