City College of San Francisco guard De’End Parker called me earlier this afternoon to confirm the news he will sign with UCLA after de-committing from Cal late this week.
He said UCLA always has been his dream and that he simply had second thoughts about his decision. The 6-foot-5 sophomore had nothing negative to say about Cal, but could not turn down the chance to play for the Bruins.
Another source told me UCLA had been stringing Parker along, hoping to delay offering him until sophomore Tyler Honeycutt decides whether to return or depart for the NBA. When Parker accepted Cal’s offer, UCLA came back to him with its own offer.