UCLA targeted four-star prospect Brett Hundley as its No. 1 target at quarterback and it received good news Monday when the Chandler, Ariz., standout picked the Bruins over Washington and many others.
Rivals.com rates Hundley, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound recruit, as the seventh-best dual-threat quarterback, No. 225 nationally and sixth in the Arizona state rankings. He threw for 1,517 yards and rushed for 1,208 yards with 28 total touchdowns in his junior season.
This is a big pickup for UCLA since it had Hundley in its sights for months. After canceling a trip to Washington two weekends ago, the conventional thinking was that the Bruins had emerged as the frontrunner. Hundley announced in recent days that he knew his choice but was waiting until Monday to make it public.
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He recently visited Westwood and by all reports had an outstanding trip. Apparently, Hundley and UCLA offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Norm Chow have developed a strong relationship especially after Hundley's visit late last month.
Hundley becomes the second four-star prospect in UCLA's class joining Sacramento (Calif.) Lincoln wide receiver Brandin Cooks with that distinction. The Bruins now have eight commitments in their 2011 class.
Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford, Texas A&M and Texas Tech were some other programs involved but it became clear throughout the summer that Hundley was mainly focused on UCLA and Washington.