Why would Combs commit to the program now, the day it’s announced Rick Neuheisel was fired? My guess is that he really likes the school and wants to play for the Bruins, regardless of their coach. So why accept his outstanding offer? Maybe he understands that few other major programs were interested in him, and maybe he knew the next coach might not want him. Why not accept the offer while he still had a chance?
We covered Combs over the summer when he performed well at a tournament, resulting in interest from several schools. However, the only schools that had reportedly offered him were Illinois, UAB, Virginia, Wyoming, UAB, Tennessee Tech, and Middle Tennessee State. If those were your options, and you wanted to play in LA, wouldn’t you commit to the Bruins even if their program were transitioning? Makes sense to me.
UPDATE: Combs told Scout.com “I was silently committed to UCLA for awhile, but now was the time.
“I have faith in the program that everything will be ok. My love for UCLA is so strong. I trust and know that everything will work out.”
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