Once Marc Mustoe received an offer from UCLA, the Arvada (Colo.) Arvada West offensive tackle wanted to visit and once he did Tuesday the 6-foot-7, 273-pound offensive tackle decided it was the place for him.
Mustoe decided to commit to the Bruins, the third prospect to pledge to UCLA along with Lakewood, Calif., offensive tackle Torian White and Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
"I was there (Tuesday) and what made me decide was it's a first-class place and they have a first-rate program, the coaches were great, they really rolled out the red carpet and everything about the school felt good," Mustoe said.
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"Since I got the offer it was definitely high on my list and a place I wanted to go and see so I went out there and I saw it and fell in love with it so I committed."
What helped sell UCLA on Mustoe, rated as the No. 50 offensive tackle nationally, was future position coach Bob Palcic, who spent the majority of the day with him, and coach Rick Neuheisel. Mustoe met with both coaches Tuesday prior to his pledge.
"He's great," Mustoe said of Palcic. "He gave us a small tour and we spent basically all day with him and talked about everything.
"He showed me around and then Neuheisel gave me a personal tour, it was really great. That's a solid decision. That's the one I'm going to stick with."
Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Kansas State, Louisville, San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming had also offered Mustoe, a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Arvada West offensive line coach Guy Thurston said Mustoe's best days are clearly ahead of him and that he has not even come close to maxing out his potential yet.
"He's got a huge upside," Thurston said. "He's only played a year of varsity football. He's a big kid, he moves really well for a big guy, he has really good feet, good hands. He's football-smart too, he's a bright kid. His best football is way, way ahead of him.
"He grew so fast, he's just trying to get his body figured out at this point and he's not done growing. It's exciting to see where he's going to be down the road a year, two, three, four years from now."