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Olson talks about his trip to UCLA

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Quarterback Ben Olson took his second official visit to UCLA this past weekend and said the Bruins are a co-leaders with another Pac 10 school.
Olson, 6-5, 230 pounds took a short official visit to UCLA this past weekend arriving late Friday and leaving Saturday night.
“I had a bunch of friends visiting from out of town so that’s why I left early,” Olson said. “I still had a good time though and really enjoyed myself. I mean, I’ve been to UCLA a number of times already so I don’t feel like I missed out that much.
“Friday I hung out with Drew (Olson) and Brian Callahan and also talked a lot of the coaches although they obviously had a pretty big game to prepare for. I didn’t actually have a host because all my friends were down so we just kind of hung out with everyone.
“Saturday was the game with USC and it was a very good game to be at. UCLA got down early but then showed a lot coming back and had a chance to win it at the end. I was very impressed with UCLA and when you look at their roster and see how young the team is, I think their future is very good. Coach Dorrell is a great guy and he’s building something special there and I think it would be fun to be a part of that.
“Right now, I would say UCLA and ASU are my co-leaders but I’m not ruling anyone out. I had home visits with UCLA, ASU, Michigan and Oregon. Steve Spurrier called me while I was at UCLA so I still need to call him back. I still haven’t talked to him yet but he has called me a few times.
“My visit to Oregon is set for this weekend (Dec. 10) and I still want to decide by Christmas. For the first time, I’m starting to feel a little pressure to get this done because I’m running out of time. I’m just really interested in the coaching situation at some of the schools also, that’s kind of holding things up for me.
“If Norm Chow goes to Stanford, that might be an option. BYU is another school that with a new head coach, that could be an interesting option depending on who they hire. So I’m just going to play this out and see what happens but hopefully I’ll be ready to deciding in a few weeks.”
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