Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey safety Rahim Moore got the news on Wednesday night about DeWayne Walker staying at UCLA while in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Moore had been having a busy week, and a productive one on the field, when he heard from West teammate Robert Golden that Walker would return.
“Honestly man, I am real happy for Coach Walk,” said Moore. “He’s like family to me and he was the reason why I committed to UCLA in the first place. I’m still committed to UCLA, too. I’m just glad he’s back.”
Still, Moore said he plans to take a couple more official visits later this month.
"I still want to see what else is out there since this is a once-in-a-liifetime opportunity,” said Moore. “I’m still going to check a few more schools out.”
But Moore said that the return of Walker all but seals the deal for the Bruins.
“That’s what I was waiting on. I still want to meet Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and talk with him and see what he’s like. And I want to hear what’s up with E-Scott (Eric Scott). I hope E-Scott comes back, too.”
Moore said he planned to take an unofficial visit to UCLA when he got back from San Antonio to meet with the new staff. He’s also trying to secure two more official visits, as he’s visited UCLA, Arizona State and Georgia officially already.
In the meantime, he’s soaking in the experience in San Antonio.
“Honestly, me and Robert Golden have been the best DBs out here. We’ve been holding it down for California,” said Moore. “This has been a real cool experience and I’m starting at safety on Saturday.”
Moore ended his seasaon with the Dons with 112 tackles, seven interceptions, two which he took back for touchdowns, over 500 yards receiving and seven touchdowns through the air. He tied the Dorsey career mark with 19 career interceptions.