Former Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora is having a lot of luck recruiting his old stomping grounds.
Mora has a new gig as UCLA’s coach and landed his second commitment from the Atlanta area when one of Georgia’s top junior quarterbacks picked the Bruins on Monday.
QB Eddie Printz, who led Lassiter High School to its best season in school history in 2011, committed to Mora and UCLA. His Lassiter teammate, senior safety Kenny Orjioke, pledged to UCLA last month. Printz made an unofficial visit to the California school on Monday.
“I decided to commit after sitting down and talking with the UCLA coaches,” Printz told the AJC. “It became apparent with their desire to bring me on board and continue to build a winning program. After taking a tour around the campus, I got to see everything they had to offer — such as gorgeous facilities, a beautiful campus, the year-round sunny weather, being so close to the beach, the academic reputation … the decision became very clear.”
The 6-foot-3, 198-pound Printz was a onetime commitment to SMU, which is guided by another ex-Falcons coach, June Jones.
This past season, Printz completed 227 of 442 passes (63 percent) for 3,350 yards and 28 touchdowns with 9 interceptions. More impressively, Printz helped Lassiter win three straight playoff games on the road.
Printz is one of two Georgia quarterbacks committed to D1 schools, along with Camden County’s Brice Ramsey (UGA).
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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