The second commitment of Darren Andrews' high school career seems to be a bit more solid than the first. The former Duke pledge flipped to UCLA on Sunday night following an unofficial visit to watch the Bruins down cross-city rival USC. Ask him about the solidarity of his word this time around, and you'll get a standard response.
"It's solid," he said. "It's the last one."
But then there's the fact that other official visits still loom. The La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat wide receiver has a scheduled trip to Houston on Nov. 30. He'll go to Washington State sometime in January and take his official to UCLA on Dec. 14.
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Solid or not, any way you slice it, options remain.
"December 7 is supposed to be a visit to Duke, but they are going to let me know if they're going to let me take it or not," Andrews said.
Either way, though, Andrews is a Bruin as things stand now. The three-star prospect waited until he returned home to phone UCLA assistant Demetrice Martin, who accepted his commitment. The tipping point? Well, it was a combination of things.
"I looked at the offense and liked it," he said. "I've been to the past couple of games, and I love the environment and looked at the depth chart. I based my decision on stuff like that."
As for his parting ways with Duke, Andrews says the split, which happened before his commitment to UCLA was amicable. The breakup wasn't messy.
"They were happy they made a decision that makes me happy.," he said. "They're sad and stuff like that, obviously, but they want what is best for me."
The 5-foot-10 Andrews carries five scholarship offers and chose UCLA over a group of schools comprised of Washington State, Hawaii, Duke and Houston.