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UCLA Football: Defensive tackle Brandon Willis may transfer ... or stay with Bruins

March 9, 2011 |  2:37 pm

Ucla-logo_250 UCLA defensive tackle Brandon Willis has received a release from his scholarship and wants to transfer to North Carolina to be closer to his grandmother, who is ill.

That transfer is contingent on the NCAA granting him immediate eligibility, according to a person in the UCLA athletic department who was not authorized to speak on the subject. If the NCAA doesn’t grant eligibility, Willis will likely remain at UCLA.

Wills signed a letter of intent with North Carolina a year ago, but transferred to UCLA in August. He was a redshirt last season.

-- Chris Foster