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Four-star commit plans other visits

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Aaron Porter said he's pretty pleased with UCLA's hiring of Jim Mora, Jr., as its next coach but the Bruins' commit is planning to take other visits to see what else is available for him.
"I'm pretty happy with it," Porter said. "I kind of knew going in the last couple days I knew he was going to get hired so it's pretty good.
"I like that he's a defensive coach and he has a lot of experience in the NFL so that's always good. I hope he gets UCLA back on track."
The four-star outside linebacker from La Habra, Calif., said Saturday night that he had not talked with Mora yet but was hoping to soon. To get a better idea of what's going on with the Bruins, Porter hopes to hear from Mora as soon as possible.
"I haven't talked to anyone over there," Porter said. "I haven't talked to him at all. Hopefully he gives me a call so I can talk with him."
There is a lot happening with Porter, rated as the No. 22 outside linebacker in the 2012 class by Rivals.com.
Washington had an in-home visit with him last Monday and Porter said taking other official visits is definitely something he plans to do just to get a better feel for other options.
"Washington came to my house on Monday and they've been going hard and then a lot of schools have just been calling me and wanting to know how I stand on UCLA and whether I'm still committed or if I'm open and if I want to take an official visit," Porter said.
"I think I want to take at least a couple visits just to know how everything else is and how other schools are and get a feel for everything else. I want to take some official visits."
Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and Boise State are four probable destinations for Porter, who considers himself still committed to UCLA. The four-star pledged to the Bruins in early July.
"I'm still committed right now," Porter said. "I want to talk to them and see what's going on."
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