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Reed breaks down commitment

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UCLA has always been one of the favorites for L.J. Reed and after he visited for its spring game this past weekend, the four-star receiver was prepared to make his commitment.
"I made the decision because when I went to the spring game (Saturday) I went to the locker room and the players welcomed me, the coaches, I loved to hang out with and it felt like I was already a part of the family," Reed said.
"I was like I'm going to just come here because I'm comfortable already and I'm not even at the school yet."
The Bruins beat out Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State and many other programs who were recruiting Reed, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound four-star prospect.
The Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks receiver also took an unofficial visit to USC this past weekend but the Trojans have not offered yet.
Reed, rated as the No. 27 receiver in the 2015 class by Rivals.com, said UCLA has basically been recruiting him the hardest for a long time.
"They've kept very busy," Reed said Sunday at the Passing Down Best of the West 7on7 tournament. "They kept calling me so they've let me know this and that."
Coach Jim Mora and assistant coach Angus McClure were most involved in Reed's recruitment. The four-star said his game is similar to Devin Lucien's in the UCLA offense.
Picking UCLA is something of a reunion for Cosumnes Oaks stars as well. Reed knows Alex Van Dyke well and since they each play receiver it could be a big deal in the years to come.
"It's a big relationship because we've known each other since we were in elementary so we have a lot of chemistry together and it's going to be wonderful playing on the same field as him on a higher level," Reed said. "It's going to be fun."
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