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Recruiting: Lineman Torian White changes commitment from UCLA to USC

UCLA lost Torian White to USC, as the Lakewood High offensive linemen reversed direction on his oral commitment to the Bruins.

The 6-foot-6, 275-pound White has become more highly sought since his commitment to UCLA, with USC and Oregon State making a play for him in recent weeks.

UCLA is left with four offensive linemen in the 2011 recruiting class: Los Alamitos High School’s Ben Wysocki, Plano (Texas) East’s Jeff Brendel, Brentwood (Ca.) Heritage’s Will Oliver and Nashville Ensworth’s Conor McDermott. Neither Oliver nor McDermott were highly recruited and are viewed as projects.

The Bruins’ top pickup Wednesday has been Washington D.C. St. John’s College Kevin McReynolds, who is ranked 28th nationally at defensive tackle by Rivals.com.

UCLA also signed Claremont defensive tackle Brandon Tuliaupupu, Modesto Christian tight end Raymond Nelson, Santa Clarita Valencia running back Steven Manfro and Danvars (Mass.) Lawrence Academy linebacker Mike Orloff.

Brett Hundley of Chandler (Ariz.), a top-five quarterback, Henderson (Nev.) Liberty defensive lineman  Sam Tai and San Diego Rancho Bernardo linebacker Aaron Wallace Jr. were commitments who enrolled early at UCLA to participate in spring practice.

Riverside College linebacker Ryan Hofmeister signed with UCLA in December.

-- Chris Foster

 
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