Academics were cited as the reason by a good source.
UCLA has brought in JC punter Matt Mengel to try to fill the gap of losing its starting punter.
Mengel, from Long Beach City College, has a big leg but is inconsistent. Kicker/punter guru Chris Sailer says about Mengel: "He has an NFL leg. Strongest leg I've seen since David Buehler (USC and Dallas Cowboys). Huge in kickoffs. Big potential as a field goal kicker and punter. The sky is the limit."
Mengel will be a junior. He committed to UCLA yesterday for a preferred walk-on spot with a chance to earn a scholarship.
Sources are telling us that UCLA will have a scholarship to give to a punter for the 2015 class.
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