Kodi Whitfield recently took an unofficial visit to UCLA soon after coach Jim Mora was hired and while the Bruins were impressive the Los Angeles Loyola wide receiver said he plans to stick with his Stanford commitment.
"I went up to UCLA for a visit and I met coach Mora and the new coaches," Whitfield said Friday at the Cal State Game.
"I went up with (Ishmael Adams) and we were hanging out. Right now I'm still solid with Stanford. I just sent in my application and I'm waiting on that. Hopefully I get in, we have finals in school and it's just business."
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The trip to UCLA went well and the four-star prospect said he'll continue to talk with Mora but that Stanford was always his favorite. It sounds like the Bruins aren't going to go away easily - and Whitfield will listen - but it might be tough to beat the Cardinal.
"When we were up there (Mora) was talking about the kind of kids he's looking for, he was talking about how they're going to change the tradition up there," Whitfield said.
"It's funny because UCLA has this tradition where they go over the wall and they skip one practice and he shut that down really quickly. He's a really intense guy and he coached my dad (Bob Whitfield). I'm familiar with him coaching my dad so meeting him was kind of cool."
Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, Colorado, Duke, Northwestern and Washington had also offered but Whitfield said his recruitment came down to Stanford and UCLA this past off-season.
When UCLA fired coach Rick Neuheisel, Whitfield said his commitment to Stanford only became stronger but that he won't shut out the Bruins just yet.
"Stanford has always been my No. 1," Whitfield said. "It was always between Stanford and UCLA when Rick was there.
"Finally making that decision for Stanford early in the off-season and them firing coach Neuheisel made me even more solid. I'm not going to shut them out and I'll probably speak with coach Mora a few times but as of now I'm solid to Stanford."
Rivals.com rates Whitfield as the No. 47 wide receiver in the 2012 class and No. 37 in the California state rankings. He finished with 40 receptions for 515 yards and seven touchdowns this season.