UCLA football: Defensive tackle Brandon Willis to transfer to Bruins, source says


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Brandon Willis, a freshman defensive tackle at North Carolina, will transfer to UCLA, according to a source close to his family who was not authorized to speak on the publicly.

Willis, who played at Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C., was given his release from North Carolina and is expected to enroll at UCLA in September and redshirt. He will have four years of eligibility remaining.


The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Willis was ranked seventh nationally among defensive tackles by last fall. He originally committed to Tennessee, but switched to North Carolina after Volunteers’ Coach Lane Kiffin was hired at USC.

-- Chris Foster