Wysocki Excited About UCLA Future

Los Alamitos (Calif.) offensive lineman Ben Wysocki, one of UCLA's commits in the 2011 class, talks about his official visit to UCLA and the future of the Bruin program...

Los Alamitos (Calif.) offensive lineman Ben Wysocki has been a longtime commit to UCLA, and despite several schools making a late push for him, Wysocki has stayed solid to the Bruins.

His official visit to UCLA this past weekend served as an exclamation point for the Bruins too.

"It was just amazing there," said Wysocki. "It was really, really cool. Just being around the coaches and being around the players was awesome."

Wysocki was hosted by Kevin McDermott and also spent ample time with the coaching staff and other recruits.

"I talked with Coach (Bob) Palcic, Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and Coach (Norm) Chow while there and also talked with Coach (Daronte) Jones and I really like the whole coaching staff," said Wysocki. "They are the most honest coaching staff I've dealt with."

Wysocki also got to meet new quarterback Brett Hundley as well as the other incoming freshmen.

"He's excited about the three offensive lineman we've got and he's just telling us that we're the key to how good the team can be," said Wysocki. "We also hung out with Sam Tai and Aaron Wallace, and I hung out a lot with Jacob Brendel and Torian White. I think me and Jacob are going to room together. We all just had a really good time. It already feels like home and we have a really tight-knit class. You could tell it's all a really big family there."

Wysocki said that even with other schools making a run at him, he never wavered.

"I'm a Bruin through and through," said Wysocki.

The versatile all-state selection talked with Palcic about where they envision him playing in college.

"Coach Palcic said one of the things he liked most was my versatility, so I can play just about anywhere, but I think they want me to start out at guard," said Wysocki.

The other uncommitted prospects got an earful from Wysocki.

"I talked to Stefan McClure, Fou Fonoti and Devin Lucien about coming to UCLA," said Wysocki. "Devin was who I was talking a lot with. Even though they beat us (Crespi knocked out Los Alamitos in the CIF Playoffs), he was still really cool to talk to."

And Wysocki tried to woo Jermauria Rasco with a SoCal staple.

"We told Jermauria that all he needed to do was try In-n-Out and he'd want to be a Bruin too," said Wysocki.

Wysocki's family was able to join him for the visit.

"My parents went up and my sister and brother got to come and meet Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and that was important," said Wysocki. "My parents are really excited too."


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