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Well, well, well…we have been doing this for several years and this is the first year we are going into signing day feeling REALLY confident. UCLA has a legitimate shot at every recruit that we believe is still in the running, and maybe one or two that have not been as closely associated with UCLA in the media. And most refreshing is that with Jack Jones eliminating UCLA recently, there are no recruits that we don’t have a good feel for. As much as we want to temper our expectations, we can’t help seeing this as a major day for the UCLA football program. To be honest though, there are some recruits we feel are 50/50 as to whether they will be Bruins (such as Asiasi). In those cases we have ruled in favor of the Bruins because we really believe there will be a domino effect this Wednesday in favor of Westwood. In the past, there was always the fear of USC taking these kids, but there is little buzz about the Trojans this time around.

Unlike other sites we do not pretend to know what is in the hearts and minds of teenage recruits. While we may sound bullish on UCLA for signing day, it is because we really believe it. From our sources, research, and 35+ years of following recruiting, we feel like we have a good feel for this inexact science and signing day is shaping up to be a good one in Westwood.

SIGNING DATES AND TIMES:

Aaron Hansford: 4 stars,  announcing Wednesday, Feb 3, 11:15 p.m. and will be announcing at his high school.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA over Texas A&M.

Signed with: Texas A&M

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Devin Asiasi: 4 stars, announcing Wednesday Feb 3 on ESPN2 between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA over USC. As mentioned above, this is a tough one to call, but with coaches Polamalu, Tuiasosopo and Mora recruiting Asiasi, we think the tide may have turned. As an aside, on his USC visit this past weekend, the Trojans rolled out the Polynesian red carpet for Asiasi, making sure he spent a lot of time with current Polynesian Trojan players. UPDATE: There seem to be rumors all over the internet that Michigan is the real leader the day before signing day. We know he really enjoyed his official visit to Michigan so this is not necessarily crazy talk.  However, we also know he is very close to his long-time girlfriend, family, support structure, and community.  Even though we are dealing with a teenager, we would still be a little surprised to see him sign with a school that far away.

Signed with: Michigan

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Boss Tagaloa: 4 stars, announcing Wednesday, Feb 3 on ESPN2 between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA

Signed with: UCLA

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Garrett Rand: 4 stars, announcing Wednesday, Feb 3, and will be announcing at his high school at 7:30 a.m.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA over Wisconsin. This is a tough one to call and could go either way, but the late interest Rand showed in UCLA indicates that the Wisconsin commitment has some cracks. Rand has been connecting with a number of Bruin players in the last couple days on Twitter which we view as a good sign.

Signed with: Wisconsin

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Brandon Burton: 4 stars, announcing Tuesday, Feb 2, 9:00 p.m. on ESPN.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA over USC and Arizona.

Signed with: UCLA

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Francisco Perez: 3 stars, announcing Wednesday, Feb 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA over Cal. Like Garrett Rand, Perez has been connecting with a number of Bruin players in the last couple days on Twitter which we view as a good sign.

Signed with: UCLA

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Mique Juarez: 5 stars, will be picking from hats Wednesday Feb 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA over BYU. Juarez is down to UCLA, Alabama, Ole Miss, and BYU. Contrary to popular belief, we think BYU may actually be the biggest threat to UCLA here.  The Tongan/LDS connection is stronger than many know.  Also, for what its worth, his father Mike thinks a lot of UCLA, his mother, BYU.

Signed with: UCLA

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Brandon Stephens: 4 stars, announcing Wednesday, Feb 3, and will be announcing in his high school gym at 6:00 a.m.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA. The former Stanford commit likes the West Coast and schools with strong academics. UCLA fits his criteria.

Signed with: UCLA

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Adewale Omotosho: 4 stars, announcing Wednesday, Feb 3, and will be announcing at his high school gym at 7:30 a.m.
Bruin Authority Prediction: UCLA over TCU. Many feel UCLA is running third for Omotosho, but UCLA has been on his list for a long time.  We have been hearing some really good things here.

Signed with: UCLA

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Kentrell Love: 4 stars, announcing Wednesday, Feb 3.
Bruin Authority Prediction: Washington over UCLA. UCLA made a late run, and while we don’t think it will happen, it would not surprise us if Love shows UCLA some love on signing day.

Signed with: Washington

We are hearing about a couple other recruits that may be in play right now. We will update as soon as we get confirmations.

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