2018 OT Jake Syptak (Courtesy Jake Syptak)

3-Star Offensive Tackle Jake Syptak Recaps Weekend Visit to UCLA

Jake Syptak, a three-star offensive tackle from Texas, recaps his weekend visit to UCLA.

Jake Syptak provided rave reviews for UCLA following his weekend trip to Westwood.

The 2018 three-star offensive tackle from The Woodlands (Texas) High School owns eight FBS offers and seven Ivy League offers. From the sound of his visit, he may add UCLA at some point this spring.

"I really enjoyed the visit. It was my first actually visiting L.A. but I loved UCLA," said Syptak, Scout's No. 10 offensive tackle in Texas. "Things that stood out were just how beautiful the campus was. I also got to see some of the new facilities they are building and I know when it's all finished it's going to be sweet."


Syptak said he spent most of his time with offensive line coach Hank Fraley, his primary recruiter for the Bruins. He also said running backs coach DeShaun Foster, who recruits the state of Texas, spent time with him.

"(Fraley) took a lot of time to talk with my mom and I," Syptak said. "Also talked to coach Foster, who was recruiting me when he was at Texas Tech as well. They gave me the impression that an offer could possibly come during spring football.

"Coach Fraley told me that he was going to try and come down to my school with coach Foster when coach Foster visits my area in May, him being the Texas-area recruiter. Fraley also said he really liked my film and said I use great technique, just wanted to see me in person."

Schools such as Bowling Green, North Texas, Rice, SMU, Texas State, and UTSA have offered Syptak, who has visited SMU, Baylor, and Texas, in addition to the Bruins.

For now, Syptak said the spring visit tour may hit a hiatus as he prepares for spring football at The Woodlands High School, which he helped to a 15-1 record and Texas Class 6A Division I runner-up finish in 2016 as the team's starting right tackle.

"I don't think I will be visiting any more schools until after spring football," Syptak said. "I will be working on my speed and quickness to help elevate my game for next season."

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