Patrick Enewally To Visit UCLA Bruins Before Making Decision

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One by one, the recruiting process is coming to a close for a number of prospects.  If a prospect isn’t yet committed to a college he’s more than likely trimmed his list to a few schools still in contention.  For athlete Patrick Enewally, there’s just three schools left for him to pick from.

Enewally, the 6’1” 190lb cornerback/wide receiver for Gahr High School in Cerritos, California, has announced he’s going to take one more visit before making his decision.

The three teams, Boise State Broncos, UCLA Bruins and Washington Huskies all must be thinking they have a strong chance to sign the versatile two-way player.

He’s a classic fit for the Broncos, who have the niche of finding excellent athletes that may be slightly under appreciated.  UCLA must feel good knowing that he won’t make a final decision until he checks out Westwood for himself in January.  And the Huskies should feel good because he was seen last weekend wearing a Washington sweatshirt at the Cal State Games festivities.

So, it looks like an honest to goodness stalemate!

Whoever gets him will be very fortunate.  Enewally is incredibly underrated.  He could legitimately play a high level of division 1 football at both cornerback and wide receiver.  He’s got excellent on-field awareness, good change of direction skills, is solid in run support, has loose hips and good hands.  He’s just a fluid player to watch on tape.

But a final decision by Enewally won’t be coming, at earliest, until he gets back form his January 18th visit to UCLA.  The trip to UCLA will be his last official visit, and has indicated that he’ll announce shortly thereafter.

Many are considering the Huskies to be the favorite.  Not only because of the sweatshirt incident, but because of the rave reviews he gave after his visit to Seattle.  The one thing that really impressed him was the camaraderie between the players and the coaches.  As a former player, I get that.  Good relationships between players and coaches is crucial to success. Sometimes coaches today forget that the days of Bear Bryant are long gone, and that fear isn’t the only way to inspire profound play.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the visit to Westwood plays out.  The way Jim Mora and co.  are recruiting right now, I’d have to say the advantage of holding that last visit will be enough for Enewally to pick the Bruins.


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