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Wysocki still solid with UCLA

Ben Wysocki visited UCLA this past weekend and loved it. The three-star offensive guard from Los Alamitos, Calif., enjoyed his time with the coaching staff, the other prospects and pretty much everything else that was going on in Westwood.
UCLA was one of the first schools to recruit Wysocki, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound prospect, and after he committed in early July never thought about wavering even after an average season and some coaching changes for the Bruins.
Wysocki's visit to UCLA only solidified his pledge even more.
"It was amazing," he said. "The way they treat you there and the way coach (Rick) Neuheisel takes care of his players is just amazing. He doesn't let students or players give tours around the school, he does the tour with the guys. I really saw the way he cares about his players.
"The big thing that stood out was he let us all come over for dinner on Saturday night and it was really cool because we got to hang out with a lot of them and you could tell his players were having a good time. You can tell many of the guys who were uncommitted really liked it a lot."
Wysocki said the coaching changes at UCLA did not come up this weekend during his conversations but that they had already been addressed by Neuheisel and offensive line coach Bob Palcic.
More adjustments could occur but Wysocki said he's not worried about it. He's confident Neuheisel will get it right.
"It didn't come up this weekend but I'm pretty sure (Neuheisel) called all the commits," Wysocki said. "I got a call from coach Palcic. He's always checking in and he's been to my school. He told me and coach Neuheisel said everything that was happening and they wanted to make sure everything was great and they talked about the guys coming in.
"There is no doubt in my mind they are the most straightforward guys I've dealt with in the whole recruiting process. They wanted me the earliest. They were sending me letters September of my junior year. They wanted me to commit right after they offered. I could see it was the right place for me. They have been genuine, honest guys."
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