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Walker said hes close to commitment

Brent Walker said he's close to making a commitment to UCLA but the Norco, Calif., offensive lineman said he's just not quite prepared to make anything official yet.
Still, it sounds really good for the Bruins with Walker, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound prospect who helped lead Norco to a 25-21 victory against Los Angeles Crenshaw Friday night at home.
"I'm this close, I'm very close," Walker said of a commitment to UCLA.
"It will probably be after the next couple games you'll hear a decision so I'm very close. I love the location, I love the coaching staff.
"The coaches are very personable. There are a lot of good things. I love the campus, I love the people. It's just a combination of great things that make me want to go to that school."
Arizona State and Colorado State have also offered Walker, who lists interest from Ohio State and USC, but UCLA has long been considered a strong favorite.
Walker, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, said so at the B2G Elite Camp this summer where he dominated during one-on-one drills against some of the top defensive linemen in southern California.
It was an outstanding start to the season for Norco, which mainly features Walker and four-star running back Kelsey Young, a four-star commit who rushed for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns in the weekend win against Crenshaw.
Norco had to hold off a late rally and drive by Crenshaw - which has five-star USC commit De'Anthony Thomas - but the Cougars got it done, a big win to start the season. Next up is a trip to Etiwanda this Friday night.
"It was big, real big," Walker said of Norco's season-opening victory. "It was a typical Norco game that came down to the last second. Hopefully we get a little crisper going through the season."
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