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Cyburt staying in Pac-12

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Colby Cyburt is planning to cancel his remaining trips to Stanford and Colorado because after the Mission Viejo, Calif., three-star offensive tackle visited UCLA this past weekend he found everything he was looking for.
Being a part of the program's turnaround and having further conversations with UCLA's first-year staff were two of the biggest selling points for Cyburt, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound prospect who plays in one of Southern California's top programs.
Cyburt called the UCLA coaches on Thursday to make his pledge.
"They were always high on my list and going there this past weekend on the official and getting to know the new staff was awesome to say the least," Cyburt said.
"I believe in where they want to take the program and to be on the ground level with this new regime was pretty enticing for me. Under them we're going to go great places."
Colorado, Stanford, Washington and Oregon State were the other programs considered by Cyburt but after taking an unofficial visit to UCLA for its recent recruiting meet-and-greet and an official this past weekend he was sold it was the right program.
Cyburt called coach Jim Mora and assistant coach Adrian Klemm on Thursday afternoon to make his commitment.
"The entire staff is unbelievable," Cyburt said. "I like each and every one of them so much. They were all recruiting me from different schools. All those guys I was talking to and I liked them so much and now they're all at one school.
"Getting to stay close to home and having that opportunity to be on the ground level of turning around that program I think it's only going to go up from here on out. I'm really excited about it."
Rivals.com rates Cyburt as the No. 50 offensive tackle in the 2012 class and No. 57 in the California state rankings.
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