One of the tougher players to get a hold of recently has been Fresno (Calif.) Edison wide out Brandon Breazel. Breazel, 6-0, 150 pounds was considering taking one last visit to Nebraska this weekend but has since canceled it and should be ready to announce his decision early next week.
"He's planning to make his announcement here at the school on Tuesday," Edison head coach Tim McDonald said. "He still has four schools on his list but mainly he's down to Washington State and UCLA. Arizona State and Fresno State are still recruiting him hard but I think he's pretty much decided he'll be a Cougar or a Bruin and I think Washington State is his leader right now.
"Washington State has probably been recruiting him the longest and he knows the most about them. He's just starting to learn more about UCLA and his visit out there this past weekend went well for him. Coach DeLoach (UCLA DB coach) is actually here at the school right now and Brandon has had home visits with all four schools this past week. For Washington State, Kenny Green has just done a great job with him and all of our players really like him."
McDonald, a former USC All-American and NFL All-Pro said he has been getting some good natured ribbing from some of his Trojan buddies about not letting Breazel go to UCLA.
"Yeah, they've been saying 'anywhere but UCLA,'" McDonald said. "It's tough because I'm definitely still a Trojan and always will be but at the same time, I just want what's best for my players. If that means one of them going to UCLA, then I'll support him. Brandon loved USC early on and had an offer but they ran out of scholarships a few weeks back. He's just going to take the next few days to think about what he should do and then on Tuesday, that's when he'll commit somewhere."
Breazel had a strong senior season earning 3rd team All-State honors after catching 57 balls for 1,043 yards and 16 touchdowns.