January 20, 2012
Taubler set with commitment
Ian Taubler spent last weekend at UCLA and made it clear that his recruitment is finished, he's sticking with the Bruins and there's no doubt about it.
"It was a little bit of starting new but I think everyone just wants to get back on the road to trying to win a national championship. That's what we're going to try to do.
"I was with the players a lot. I spent a lot of time with coach Tuiasosopo and I spent a lot of time with coach Mora."
Taubler, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, has been committed to the Bruins since June and had originally pledged to former coach Rick Neuheisel. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect said he likes both Neuheisel and Mora and enjoys Mora's intensity a lot.
That was one of many things he liked about his visit to UCLA last weekend.
"They're both awesome guys," Taubler said. "Coach Mora is a little bit more intense into winning football games."
Rated as the No. 29 tight end in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, Taubler said he's set to play offense for the Bruins but could also move to defensive end if needed.
Arizona, Colorado, Fresno State, Oregon State, USC, Washington and others had offered Taubler but he said he's set with the Bruins.
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