We saw this one coming. The writing, after all, was on the wall. Asiantii Woulard committed to UCLA on Wednesday as expected, and with his all-important signing, the Bruins appear to have a quarterback of the future in the senior signal-caller from Winter Park (FL).
Keep in mind, Woulard took an official trip to UCLA about two weeks ago and signs pointed to him being impressed with what Westwood had to offer. At the time, in fact, rumors started to circulate about him committing on the spot. Bruin247 attempted to clear up the whispers and Woulard said that nothing was set in stone. It's official now.
Clemson and Kentucky were in constant contact with him. Interest from both programs faded down the stretch, however. South Florida and North Carolina State were also in the running for a commitment. In the end, apparently the Bruins proved to be the best fit for Woulard.
With Brett Hundley underneath center nowadays, UCLA is in good shape. Woulard is the heir apparent, or so it seems. The 6-foot-4 and 200-pounder possesses the potential to take over down the road. In the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Woulard is the nation's No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and the country's No. 131 player overall. Not a bad looking resume, if you ask us.
In retrospect, it was all or nothing with Woulard during this recruiting cycle considering UCLA did not have a quarterback commit for the Class of 2013. The coaching staff had plenty invested in him, yes. It will be interesting to see if, and when, Woulard receives the nod from coach Jim Mora & Co. to test out the offense. In the meantime, he will be waiting in the wings.
Sean Ceglinsky has covered prep and college sports on the West Coast for the better part of the past 15-plus years. Follow him on twitter: @SeanCeglinsky