While the Bruins are without a permanent head coach for the time being many prospects of their talented class are taking visits. For three-star running back and pledge Derrick Coleman (6-0, 218, 4.53) from Fullerton (Calif.) Troy, he didn't have to travel very far as he took an official visit to UCLA's archrival USC this weekend.
"The visit to USC was really good," Coleman said. "I like the way the program is run.
"Everything was at high energy," Coleman said. "Practice is fast, everything is fast. USC is a unique football program.
"At UCLA there is no guarantee that the coaches I know will be there," Coleman said. "Even before I took the visit to USC there were uncertainties at UCLA. They don't even have a head coach.
"I will visit UCLA this weekend, but my position right now is that I will de-commit from UCLA and go to USC," Coleman said. "Before I do that I will take my official visit to UCLA and to make sure what school fits me best.
"I really want running backs coach Dino Babers to stay," Coleman said. "I really want to be coached by him.
"I want to go to a school that has a secure coaching staff."
Coleman was one of the best kept secrets on UCLA's very talented class. He rushed for 1,200 yards and scored 21 touchdowns. He also caught four passes for approximately 100 yards and two more scores.
Both UCLA and USC are recruiting Coleman as a running back.