UCLA football: Brandon Willis’ eligibility request denied

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UCLA defensive tackle Brandon Willis had his request to be immediately eligible denied by the NCAA.

The much-traveled Willis had requested a waiver after transferring to UCLA from North Carolina during the summer. He transferred to North Carolina from UCLA in the spring.

The ruling means Willis will have to sit out a second season. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Willis was a highly sought-after defensive tackle coming out of Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes High School in 2010. He signed with North Carolina but transferred to UCLA before the 2010 season began. He returned to North Carolina because of family issues.


— Chris Foster