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California stars take in UCLA camp

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Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista quarterback Brett Nottingham is one of the nation's best quarterback prospects.
Rivals.com ranks him as the No. 17 pro-style passer, but after a recent strong showing at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp and the Berkeley Elite 11, his stock has been red hot.
At this point, Nottingham, who is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, has four scholarship offers from Wyoming, Nevada, UC Davis and most recently San Diego State. He hopes now to add his first Pac 10 offer to his list after a strong showing at Saturday's UCLA camp.
"I did well," Nottingham said. "I felt like the coaches liked me, and I had some good talks with them. I think that I'm close to something there. I'm going to really follow up with UCLA, because I like it there.
"My sister is a junior there, and she watched me throw at the camp today. She loves it there, and I know I would really like it there, too."
Nottingham's trip to Los Angeles was a quick one. He flew down on Friday and took a late afternoon flight back to Northern California. He is going to keep working hard and plans to attend a few undetermined camps here in the next few weeks in hopes of getting more offers to add to his resume.
"All I can do is keep working hard," Nottingham said. "I know I'm on the verge of having some big things happen for me. I just have to keep working hard every day in hopes of impressing the coaches."
Another solid prospect that was at UCLA's camp on Saturday was defensive back Brock Vereen of Valencia, Calif. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound three-star prospect that has offers from Stanford and Minnesota said he felt like he had a good showing for the Bruin coaches.
"It was really competitive, and that's always good," Vereen, the nation's No. 39 cornerback, said. "It was good a good camp. I think I did really well."
Vereern, who is also being looked at by Cal, Oregon, and Oregon State, said he had a good talk with the Bruin coaches following the camp.
"I got a chance to talk to coach Lake after practice," Vereen said. "He said they will stay in touch with me, and they liked what they saw. I'm hoping it leads to an offer."
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