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By: UCLA Athletics

Dec. 16, 2010

Ryan Hofmeister, a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker from Riverside (CA) City College, has signed a letter of intent with UCLA.

Hofmeister, who will attend UCLA for the Spring Quarter, will be a true sophomore and will have four years to complete his three seasons of eligibility.

"Ryan is a versatile athlete who can help us in several areas," said Bruin head coach Rick Neuheisel. "He can play linebacker but can also play safety, giving us flexibility for different alignments. In addition, he is an outstanding special teams performer."

Hofmeister earned All-Conference honors at RCC, making 127 tackles, including 1.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss. He also recorded three pass breakups, forced one fumble and one blocked kick. As a senior at Vista Murrieta High School in 2009, Hofmeister made 126 tackles, including nine sacks, and helped lead his school to the CIF-SS finals.

His head coach at Riverside CC this past season was Tom Craft, father of former Bruin quarterback Kevin Craft.

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