Eddie Printz commits to ex-Falcons coach at UCLA

UCLA QB recruit Eddie Printz

UCLA QB recruit Eddie Printz

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).


– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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12 comments Add your comment


January 16th, 2012
9:18 pm

Good luck kid!

Nike 11

January 16th, 2012
9:29 pm

I will be interested to see if this sticks for a year. If he shows well at some of the summer camps and passing leagues, I wouldn’t be surprised if more schools in the SEC/ACC offer and try to get him to stay closer to home.

Can’t go wrong academically with a lot of the schools that have offered/are recruiting him though.


January 16th, 2012
9:30 pm

2nd again. Ughhhh


January 16th, 2012
9:31 pm

At least 2013 is shaping up to be another good year


January 16th, 2012
9:36 pm

UCLA is the Bruins, not Trojans.

[...] Ex-Falcons coach Jim Mora lands another Atlanta recruit for UCLA [...]


January 17th, 2012
9:39 am

With the words gorgeous and beautiful, I wonder if he was at the beach. lol

Too tough 44

January 17th, 2012
12:39 pm

Long way from home! good luck.. Go Dawgs!


January 17th, 2012
5:40 pm

That ole boy will be home.He’s just playin the media; hollywood ! baby! . His momma won’t let him stray that far from home.Yall basement dwellers know about those mommies. Don’t cha?


January 17th, 2012
8:22 pm

Never will start a game at UCLA!

Jim n Buckhead

January 18th, 2012
9:05 am

He commits to SMU a while back but behind the scenes it seemed he was waiting on USuC and SOS to offer now he is heading to UCLA…..So wait until his signing day and see what happens


January 23rd, 2012
2:49 pm

Good luck ‘Little Eddie’. Hopefully UCLA will come out this way so I can go watch you play.
Mr. SEC, don’t hate on the kid because he didn’t choose your team…err…conference. Pick a team! Leave the conference talk to the commissioners.