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UCLA makes run at Hokies commit

Three-star receiver Joshua Stanford of Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King committed to Virginia Tech a week ago. The question is, will he sign with the Hokies on Wednesday?
Stanford told Rivals.com on Tuesday night he's also considering TCU and UCLA and will announce for one of the three programs Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at his school.
"The biggest thing for me is going where God wants me," Stanford said. "The Bible says trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. I have a bit of an idea [which school he will pick] but I could wake up in the morning and something could be heavy on my spirit."
Stanford visited the Horned Frogs over the weekend, then received an offer from the Bruins on Tuesday. UCLA first reached out to the 6-feet-2, 175-pound Stanford on Monday night.
"I talked to UCLA coach [Jim] Mora last night," Stanford said. "It went well. I liked him. He sounded like a very good character person. I also talked to the receivers coach and the offensive coordinator. They just talked about starting a program, and the opportunity to play early. [Mora] said he missed coaching college football."
According to Stanford, who recorded 56 catches for 1,018 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2011, he has received letters of intent from all three schools.
Asked if he was still committed to Virginia Tech, he said he was. However, he added, "I'm just going along with the process and making sure I'm weighing all my opportunities. It's a big decision. It's something people will have to wait on. At this time, I'm not going to say [who he'll select]."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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