Ian Taubler commits to UCLA 

June, 24, 2011
TE Ian Taubler (Fresno, Calif./Bullard) committed to UCLA on Friday, becoming the Bruins' fourth commitment of the year.

"He just committed this morning," Ian's father Brian said. "We're all very excited and happy to have this process over with. UCLA offers so much and out of all the schools recruiting Ian, they were always the most up front and honest with him from the very beginning.

"Academics are huge in our family and that played a big role. I have an older son who plays at Yale, so Ian knew how important that was. He always wanted to play in California as well so that kind of narrowed it down to the big four Pac-12 schools. Cal was his No. 1 choice going in to this and they recruited him heavily but never offered. Then USC got involved and that's when things really got interesting."