With just a week before Signing Day, this is usually the time when you see a committed player or two re-think their decision and decide to take one last official visit. One player who will be doing exactly that this weekend is UCLA commit Alterraun Verner.
Verner, 5-11, 160 pounds is one of the regions best two way players and could play receiver or defensive back in college. He had a big senior season earning 3rd team all-state multi-purpose honors and also impressed us during the week of the CaliFlorida Bowl. Verner worked out with the wide receivers during the game but will likely play in the secondary for the Bruins.
Speaking of the Bruins, Verner committed during the season and took an official visit to UCLA a few weeks back. It was the only visit he has taken and as a result, the athlete said he wants to see one more school just to have something to compare UCLA to.
"I'm going to visit Oregon this weekend," Verner said. "I'm still committed to UCLA and just had my in-home visit with Coach Dorrell on Tuesday. I'm excited about the direction the program is going in and I think a lot of the staff changes that I've been hearing are a sign that UCLA is committed to building a winner.
"The thing for me is I just want to check out another school to be sure of my decision. Early on, my plan was to take two or three official visits but I decided to only visit UCLA. The coaches told me they were fine with me taking a couple of visits although they said three would have been too many. I don't think they'll mind and this is the only visit I plan to take."
As for where the interest in Oregon comes from;
"It was actually me that contacted them first," Verner said. "I called to see if they were interested and they said they were. They're recruiting me at receiver and I like the offense at Oregon a lot. They do a lot of three and four wide receiver sets and the offense is really built around getting the ball to the receivers. Plus I've heard a lot of great things about the campus and the facilities so I'm looking forward to the visit."
Verner said his commitment to UCLA is still strong, 'about 80%' and he added he'll have a final decision made between the two schools by Monday.