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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
UCLA's Aundre Dean transferring

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Two weeks after asking being granted a release, sophomore Aundre Dean has decided to transfer from UCLA, according to the Los Angeles Times, making him the second Bruins running back -- and third player overall -- to bolt after spring practices.

Dean, who gained 22 yards rushing as a true freshman while battling a pesky ankle injury, will look at schools closer to his Katy, Texas, home.

Dean joins sophomore Raymond Carter and receiver Dominique Johnson as players who have been released by UCLA.

Junior Christian Ramirez, who sat out the spring with a hamstring injury, tops the depth chart at running back. Redshirt freshman Johnathan Franklin and sophomore Derrick Coleman also are in the mix. Two freshmen, Dalton Hilliard and Damien Thigpen, arrive this fall.