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Four-star opens up recruitment

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Isaac Savaiinaea is rethinking his Stanford commitment.
The four-star inside linebacker from Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou said Friday at the B2G Elite Camp at Cal Lutheran that he just took an unofficial visit to UCLA and he's considering other options.
Stanford is still a contender but UCLA, Texas A&M, Notre Dame and some others are also back in the mix as well.
"I'm open to other things," Savaiinaea said.
"I'm kind of opening it back up. I took my junior day visit to Stanford and I got star struck. It was the first time I saw a big college and that led to my commitment. I've seen some other schools and what they have to offer so it's kind of hard."
UCLA impressed Savaiinaea, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound prospect who's rated as the seventh-best inside linebacker, No. 168 in the 2013 class and third in the Hawaii state rankings by Rivals.com.
The Bruins have definitely made a jump in his recruitment but Savaiinaea is also planning to take official visits so no decision is expected anytime soon.
"I just visited UCLA and it was an unofficial visit," Savaiinaea said. "It was really nice. It's really messing with my mind so it's really hard to think through everything. I have to look at the pros and cons and really weigh everything out.
"The campus, the student life, the people there, the things you get, the facilities, it was all lovely so I think it's a really good school.
"Coach (Jeff) Ulbrich led me around. Coach Ulbrich is like a friend and he's a really good coach. He was in the NFL for 10 years. He's one of the many good coaches there and that's one of the big reasons why I like UCLA."
Savaiinaea, who originally committed to Stanford in March, said the Cardinal, UCLA and Texas A&M stand out most in his recruitment.
He is planning official visits to those three schools along with one to Notre Dame and he's still considering a fifth trip as well.
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