Brent Walker likes UCLA, gets along well with the Bruins' coaching staff and the Norco, Calif., offensive lineman said he'd like to make a commitment before his senior season starts. If UCLA wants him, Walker said Westwood is probably the spot.
"I like the coaches a lot," Walker said of UCLA at the recent B2G Elite Camp at Cal Lutheran. "The coaches were really personable, they were really friendly and they made me feel real good like I was a necessity to the team. I'll commit right before the season starts."
Staying close to home has played a big factor in Walker's recruitment and he said UCLA could be the perfect fit not only because it's not far from Norco but because he has developed a strong relationship with the coaching staff.
Walker, a 6-foot-5, 300-pounder who was one of the top linemen at the B2G Camp, said he's closely watched UCLA's recruiting the past few years and was especially impressed with what the Bruins did last cycle. Rivals.com rated UCLA's class second in the Pac-10 behind Southern Cal, the nation's best class.
"It's a great factor that they're recruiting great talent and that they could include me with that great talent," Walker said. "That motivates me even more to compete."
If Walker ends up with the Bruins they could be landing one of the top linemen in southern California.
Coaches at the B2G camp said Walker was one of the top prospects at his position along with 2012 standout Jordan Simmons, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran's John Lopez, a 2013 prospect who already has an offer from UCLA, and Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan's Siosifa Tufunga, who's hearing from Washington.
"It was a hard camp," Walker said. "It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be but I learned a lot, put in some good work and I really learned a lot and I enjoyed coming here."