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UCLA football: Guard Albert Cid waiting to hear about admittance [Update]

August 5, 2011 |  8:05 pm

Uclalogo_150 Albert Cid, an offensive lineman from Citrus College, is waiting to hear if he has been admitted into UCLA and will be eligible to play this season. Cid told reporters earlier Friday that he had gained admittance but later said "it was still a work in progress."

Cid, who will be a sophomore, agreed to come to UCLA in the spring but needed to complete classes at the community college level before he could enroll.

Cid, who is 6 feet 4 and 320 pounds, said, "Man, I’m excited. I can’t wait to get out there."

UCLA opens training camp Monday, but Cid will not be eligible to practice until his enrollment is completed.

Cid has an opportunity to win a starting spot at guard. Jeff Baca was expected to start at left tackle but broke his ankle in spring and is out until at least mid-September. Sean Sheller has moved to tackle, leaving the opening at guard.

--Chris Foster