Report: Presley, Viney leaving UCLA


UCLA tight end Morrell Presley and cornerback Courtney Viney have decided to transfer, according to the Los Angeles Times, a report later confirmed by the school.

Both were listed as backups on the Bruins' post-spring depth chart.

Presley, a true junior who started six games in 2010, was considered one of the nation's top tight ends when he signed with the Bruins -- picking them over USC -- and entered school early. But he's had trouble both on and off the field and never lived up to the hype. He caught just 11 passes for the Bruins.

Viney, a fifth-year senior, started two games over the past two seasons and finished with 44 career tackles.

“I know that both Courtney and Morrell want to go where they can be starters and I certainly wish them both well,” coach Rick Neuheisel said in a statement. “I am happy that Courtney will earn his UCLA degree prior to his departure.”