Hollins Talks Last Two Trips

Deon Hollins

The Texas native, linebacker Deon Hollins, visits his committed school and has one more official scheduled...

Missouri City (Texas) Marshall linebacker Deon Hollins has been a commit to UCLA since the spring, but he didn't get his official visit in until this weekend.

It was the second time this month, though, that Hollins has been in the Southland, having been in Southern California earlier this month for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

This time, his trip was about seeing his future school up close and personally.

"It was a real good trip and I enjoyed it," said Hollins. "I was with a couple of guys like Jordan Zumwalt, Eric Kendricks and AB (Anthony Barr) and we had a really good time. I'm feeling pretty good about UCLA."

Hollins said he got a chance to speak with linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich and Demetrice Martin, the coach recruiting him.

"Coach Ulbrich and Coach Martin reassured me on my trip about everything about UCLA and how they want to use me and the scheme," said Hollins. "It was a really good talk."

Hollins said that the Ulbrich said he envisioned him in the role that Anthony Barr plays.

"They want to use me as the outside linebacker who just rushes after the quarterback, definitely as a pass-rusher," said Hollins.

Hollins said watching the current players hang out, was a highlight for him.

"I really liked how the players interacted with each other," said Hollins. "I also talked with some of the out of state players, like Simon Goines, just about moving to California and they all said you'll really feel at home there."

Hollins visited Utah last weekend and this coming weekend, he'll visit Notre Dame.

"Notre Dame will be my only other visit now," said Hollins.

This week, UCLA coaches will be in home with Hollins.

"Coach Martin has been my primary recruiter, but both he and Coach Ulbrich talk to me a lot," said Hollins. "Coach Martin is coming in this week."

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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