NorCal Linebacker Commits To Bruins
Steve Sloan
Steve Sloan

Posted Jun 5, 2006

Citing his relationship with the coaching staff and his desire for early playing time, UCLA scored a commitment from linebacker Steve Sloan on Monday, just a day after Sloan received the coveted offer from the Bruin staff.

On Sunday, San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty linebacker Steve Sloan (6-3, 230), received an offer from UCLA. On Monday, UCLA received a commitment from Sloan.

“I’m excited. Basically, I was thinking about how comfortable I felt there and with the coaching staff. I wanted to think about it and see how it felt once they offered me. Once I came, I knew that’s where I wanted to go,” said Sloan.

The one-day camp was Sloan’s first opportunity to workout in front of the UCLA coaches at full-strength, and he definitely stood out.

“At the Nike Camp, I still had my hip problem and the coaches said that they weren’t ready to evaluate me. So they wanted me to come down to the one-day and watch me,” said Sloan.

And Sloan left an impression because before he left, the Bruin staff offered him.

Though he had said in a previous update that Cal was his leader and that Notre Dame was a school he was beginning to show interest in, the offer from the Bruins had been the one he had hoped for. And now, he’s fully committed.

“I’m 100% committed, solid,” said Sloan. “I’m glad to get it over with. Now I can focus on my year.”

Sloan cited his relationship with the coaching staff as a reason behind his commitment.

“I felt that UCLA was the best first for me overall. I have a good relationship with Coach (Chuck) Bullough. I called Coach (Karl) Dorrell to tell him and he was excited. Coach Bullough was excited and walking down the hallway, handing the phone to all the coaches,” said Sloan.

There were other factors for Sloan that played into his decision.

“The location is great, and playing time wise, I saw how I could help,” said Sloan.

Sloan’s plans for the summer include just one camp.

“I’m going to the UCLA contact camp, and that’s it,” said Sloan.

Last season, Sloan had 63 solo tackles and 70 assisted tackles, two sacks and an interception and also played goalline fullback, scoring a pair of touchdowns on 10 carries. He ended the year an all-WCAL first team selection

Academically, Sloan said he was an easy qualifier.

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