Easily the biggest surprise of Signing Day was Josh Shirley, the linebacker prospect from Fontana…
Shirley Takes Us Behind the Scenes
By far, the biggest surprise on Signing Day was Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser linebacker Josh Shirley deciding to sign with UCLA. For weeks, Shirley maintained that he was down to Arizona, Miami, USC and Washington, and as late as Tuesday night, the latter three schools were still in the mix. Yet on FSN's High School Spotlight Show, Shirley surprised everyone by donning the UCLA hat. A lean to UCLA in the beginning, Shirley then toward the end of his recruitment said the Bruins were out of the mix for him. But despite no in-home visits from the UCLA coaches and no official visit to Westwood, Shirley picked the Bruins, saying he decided just before going on the air. "Like 30 seconds before I went on the air, I decided on them," said Shirley. "I was really down to the nitty gritty. But I know I made the right decision on UCLA. It was kind of at the last minute. I kind of felt it the most then. I was looking at every school, trying to find ways and trying to find reasons to go to...
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