Dec. 18, 2008
Morrell Presley, the No. 1 prep tight end in the nation, has signed a "Statement of Intent to Register" at UCLA and has enrolled in classes for Winter Quarter, which begins on Jan. 5, 2009.
Presley, who just graduated from Carson (CA) High School, is rated the nation's top tight end by Scout.com and ESPN.com. He is scheduled to play in the UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando, FL, next month.
"I am obviously thrilled with Morrell's decision," said UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel. "He is a quality young man with tremendous upside as an athlete.
"Morrell personifies the new age tight end," Neuheisel said of the 6-4, 215-pound Presley. "He is physical, so he can mix it up, yet agile enough to create mismatches with opponent defenses.
"He will love UCLA," Neuheisel concluded.