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UCLA football: Darryl Jackson commits to the Bruins

August 18, 2010 | 10:09 pm

Darryl Jackson, a tackle who played at Lakewood Mayfair last fall, said he has signed a grant-in-aid to play at UCLA.

Jackson had signed with SMU but was not admitted even though he was an NCAA qualifier. He returned to Southern California and enrolled at El Camino College.

Jackson, who is 6 feet 7, 290 pounds, has been a constant presence at UCLA the last week and made his decision late Wednesday. He will enroll in January and participate in spring practice.

"UCLA was the best school for me," Jackson said. "I have been around there the past couple weeks and have bonded with the coaches and players."

Jackson will gray shirt in January, then go on scholarship in the fall.

-- Chris Foster