“Yep, this morning when I woke up,” Badet said of receiving the UCLA offer. “It’s pretty big … to have a chance to play football in California. I’ll be going out there this weekend.”
This past weekend he had a friend and ally on the UCLA campus in Winter Park quarterback
Asiantii WoulardAsiantii Woulard Quarterback 6-3, 205 Winter Park, FL View Full Profile
, who was on his own official visit with the Bruins. The assumption could be made that Woulard was talking up Badet while he had the coaches’ ears out in Westwood. Woulard told Badet, however, that it was the Bruins coaching staff that was giving him an earful about Badet.
“Asiantii was out there and he kept texting me the whole weekend telling me the coaches out there kept talking about me,” Badet said of his friend, with whom he was teammates during his freshman and sophomore seasons at Freedom until Woulard transferred to Winter Park. “He said, ‘These coaches are in love with you,’ and then I got on the phone with one of the coaches and the offensive coordinator [Noel Mazzone] and the next day I had an offer.”