UCLA fired defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and wide receivers coach Reggie Moore on Saturday according to reports but Sam Tai said he's not looking at any other schools and that he has full confidence that coach Rick Neuheisel will do what's best for the team.
Tai, a 6-foot-4, 234-pound strong-side defensive end from Las Vegas (Nev.) Liberty, said he talked with Neuheisel earlier in the day and that everything with his commitment to the Bruins is fine.
"I'm confident in coach Neuheisel and his decisions and I trust that he's going to make the best decisions possible for the benefit of the team," Tai said in a text message.
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Arkansas, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Idaho, San Diego State, UNLV and Wyoming had also offered Tai but he committed to UCLA in November. He took his official visit for the USC weekend and everything went well.
UCLA and Arkansas were the final two programs involved in his recruitment and one thing that made the Bruins more attractive is that family and friends could make the drive from Las Vegas to see him play.
Tai mainly talked with Neuheisel, offensive coordinator Norm Chow and defensive line coach Todd Howard throughout the process. Rivals.com rates Tai as a two-star prospect in the 2011 class.