Bruins Heavily In Mix for Westbrook

Compton (Calif.) Dominguez offensive lineman Lacy Westbrook says UCLA has been a big factor in his recruitment...

Compton (Calif.) Dominguez offensive lineman Lacy Westbrook (6-5, 300), is well into double-digits with offers, with Washington State the most recent to offer.

But the four-star said he'd like to start whittling the list down in the coming weeks, but isn't quite ready to do so.

"I think I'd like to have it narrowed down to about five or six schools by the time the season starts, but it's still a little early," said Westbrook.

Still, he's got a few schools that are standing out for him.

"Right now I'm liking UCLA, Auburn, Oregon, USC and Washington," said Westbrook. "UCLA has been recruiting me the hardest and they've been on me the most. I really like Coach (Bob) Palcic. And Coach (Mike) Johnson came by my school during the spring."

Westbrook said he'd like to take some unofficial visits during the summer, and has plans to take all five official visits.

"I sure will take all five of my visits," said Westbrook. "I definitely will be going out to Auburn for an official. I'm going to focus on out-of-state schools for my officials because UCLA and USC are close and I can drive up there. The other schools, I can't really travel too, so that's where I'm going to take my official visits."

Westbrook had a foot injury he suffered towards the end of the season, and he's been able to camp some but recently had surgery on it.

"The first surgery was right after I had my injury in the seventh game, then the bone healed," said Westbrook. "But the swelling kept returning where the metal was, so I had surgery to take out the screws and the plates."

Westbrook, though, said he'll be fully ready to go this fall.

"I'll be back by August. I'm playing right tackle for us, but I'm not really sure which position I'll play in college," said Westbrook. "Either at tackle or guard, my versatility really helps. I think some schools even like me as a defensive tackle."

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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