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Edison's Zumwalt makes his college choice: UCLA

February 03rd, 2010, 8:00 am ·

· posted by DAN ALBANO, ocvarsity.com

blog01signingp0203mg_Edison linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, the 2009 Orange County defensive player of the year, just announced that he picked UCLA over Stanford.

Zumwalt had committed to Stanford early, but he got a lot of interest from UCLA and USC in the final weeks before Signing Day.

Before Zumwalt announced his decision, several media members gathered in the Edison football coaches' offices and a throng of students got together to find out the news.

Zumwalt seemed happy and relaxed after announcing his decison. After his fantastic senior season and after his commitment to Stanford, he was pursued hotly by UCLA and USC. When former Trojans coach Pete Carroll left USC for the Seattle Seahawks, however, it appeared as if his focus shifted far more to the Bruins.

And it appeared down the stretch that he would end up with UCLA, which he made official today.

We'll also have more soon on another factor that could have helped convince Zumwalt to choose UCLA: The Bruins offered Zumwalt's friend, Edison's Luke Gane, a spot as a preferred walk-on and he took it.

Keep checking back. We'll have a lot more from Zumwalt, including photos and video.

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Note: In our effort to get you the news immediately, we had a misunderstanding between the reporter and editor. We mistakenly flipped the schools in our initial post and have corrected them above.

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