UCLA-bound quarterback Eddie Printz is looking forward to one last year of commanding Lassiter High School's powerful offense.
"I am so excited about playing football with my Lassiter football family," Printz said in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. "We have been through so much together and I will never forget my time with them."
Last year, Printz led the Trojans to the state semifinals with an impressive 62.7 percent completion rating (277-442), racking up 3,350 yards and 28 touchdowns. His record was barely blemished by nine interceptions.
Printz, who was high school football all-star team, went on to discuss why he chose UCLA and his efforts to recruit teammates and friends to sunny California to join him and Coach Jim Mora.
"Coach Mora said if I committed to UCLA, I didn’t have to look anywhere else." Printz said. " They are only taking one QB and I was the No. 1 guy on their board."
When other schools called Lasster coach Jep Irwin to ask if they could snatch Prtinz from UCLA's clutches, they were told Printz was "a Bruin 100 percent."
Printz said he is trying to recruit players such as and Willie Police.
The moment of decision for Printz was when he met UCLA's Quarterbacks Coach Noel Mazzone. Mazzone's credentials are impressive; he has worked with elite quarterbacks such as Tim Tebow and Christian Ponder during this offseason.
Printz enjoyed being treated to games at the Rose Bowl as part of his recruiting process, but was unnerved by the constant media attention, and said he had to shut down his Facebook for months to avoid interview requests and strangers intruding on his private space.
Printz will begin taking classes at UCLA in January.