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UCLA football: Quarterback Brett Hundley begins classes at UCLA

January 10, 2011 |  2:10 pm

Brett Hundley, billed as the key to UCLA's future, began taking classes at the school on Monday, enrolling early so he can participate in spring practice.

Ucla-logo_250 Hundley, a freshman from Chandler (Ariz.) High School, is the Bruins' top recruit for their 2011 class. He threw for 2,348 yards with 23 touchdowns and only two interceptions last season. He also rushed for 858 yards and nine touchdowns.

Hundley was impressive in last week's Under Armor All-Star Game, which featured many of the nation’s top high school seniors. He won the quarterback skills competition and threw a 58-yard touchdown pass in the game.

The Bruins' quarterback situation remains murky. Starter Kevin Prince missed the second half of the season after undergoing knee surgery. He has been cleared to resume throwing, but may not be 100% for spring practice. Backup Richard Brehaut was inconsistent in the last six games, with UCLA losing five to finish 4-8.

The Bruins finished 116th out of 120 teams nationally in passing offense and were 104th in scoring, averaging 20.2 points per game

"Brett is a great addition to our program," UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel said in a prepared statement. "He is a multi-dimensional quarterback who possesses the ability to beat opponents with his arm and his legs. It's great to have him here already and we are looking forward to watching him compete with our other quarterbacks during spring practice.”

-- Chris Foster