Three-star tight end/defensive end Cory Harkey (6-4, 230, 4.) from Chino Hills, Calif., is one of the best two-way starters on the west coast. He was highly honored his junior season for his performance on both sides of the football. This two-way standout has made his college choice.
"I have decided to attend UCLA," Harkey said. "I just have a really good vibe about UCLA. Every time I went to the campus I get a good feeling about UCLA.
"I love everything about the school. UCLA has great academics and it is close to home.
"UCLA has great coaches," Harkey said. "They were always really nice and kind to me. UCLA's coaching staff are really down to earth. I just really like what UCLA has to offer.
"I've met UCLA's new tight end coach Angus McClure and I learned from him at UCLA's one day camp earlier in the month and I want to learn more from him.
"I wanted to commit so I wouldn't have any worries," Harkey said. "I'm going to relax and concentrate on my senior year.
"My recruitment is over," Harkey said. "I don't think I'll be taking any trips except to UCLA.
The Bruins get a very good one in Harkey. He earned first-team all-league honors as both a tight end and defensive end as a junior. He also made first-team all-area as a tight end and first-team all-CIF as a defensive end.
Not a bad day at the office for Harkey in 2006. From his defensive end position he racked up 51 tackles, led his team with 6.5 sacks, six batted passes, one force fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception.
As a tight end, Harkey had 21 receptions for 329 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 15.7 yards per catch.
The Bruins win the services of Harkey over other others from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado, Ole Miss, Boise State, Utah State, Utah, San Diego State and Ole Miss amongst others.
Harkey's older brother is currently a scholarship athlete at Utah State.