Seems like my open letter to him on this site had the effect that I desired!
In what is ecstatic news for all Bruins everywhere, according to ESPN and the Los Angeles Times UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley has announced that he will forgo next April’s NFL draft and stay in school for his junior season.
A Twitter post stated that former Bruin running back and current Green Bay Packer Johnathan Franklin talked to Hundley and encouraged him to stay, even though scouts had him pegged as a first round draft pick.
Apparently Hundley listened to him and others who think he needs another year in Westwood for more seasoning.
UCLA is already started a “Hundley 4 Heisman” campaign featuring a poster on the Bruins’ web site, as by staying he has a chance to become only the second Bruin to win college football’s highest honor, the first being Gary Beban in 1967.
Plus this announcement marks the start of some potentially great things for Jim Mora’s team.
Coming off a 10-3 season that saw them finish with a flourish in beating USC for the second straight year and whipping Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl, the Bruins will likely start the 2014 season ranked in the top ten if not the top five.
And with so many key players returning besides Hundley, particularly Myles Jack, next season may well be UCLA’s best chance for not only a Pac-12 title, but a possible national championship, since 1998.
Which would be their second in program history and first since 1954.
Now the real focus needs to start for these Bruins, assuming that they want to be one of the four teams chosen in the first College Football Playoff, which will take the place of the BCS next year.
For the time being, here’s a highlight clip of some of the signal-caller’s exploits: