UCLA commit visits Vanderbilt
Toleafoa Auwae committed to UCLA this past summer but has maintained an open dialogue with several other programs in an effort to line up all his options.
The three-star offensive lineman from Kapolei, Hawaii took that contact a step further over the weekend, making his first official visit to Vanderbilt. And though he returned home still a member of the Bruins' recruiting class, Auwae said he would continue to stay in touch with the Commodores following a productive trip that saw Vanderbilt pick up its second SEC win of the season.
IN HIS WORDS: "I'm still committed to UCLA even though the visit was great," Auwae told Rivals.com. "The coaches were all great and I really got to interact with the players and some of the commits like Deuce (Wallace). We were having a blast right from the start. The coaches said they're going to keep recruiting me hard -- coach (Keven) Lightner said he wants to coach me and wants me to be a versatile guy that can play center and guard.
"My mother was on the trip with me and she really liked it, too. They treated us very well -- I gained seven pounds from eating. I checked in at 295 when I got there and I weighed in at 302 when I left. We went to a steakhouse where they bring out all sorts of meats and we just kept going -- well, I just kept going.
WHAT'S NEXT?: The 6-foot-3 prospect said he would probably schedule his official visit to UCLA at some point this week since the coaches want all the committed prospects to be in town the same weekend. Louisville and Utah are two other programs that are likely visit destinations too, Auwae said. He intends to keep his options open and be 100 percent sure in his decision following all the trips.
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