Taubler Talks About Leaders

The impressive-looking tight end, 6-5. 250-pound Ian Taubler from Fresno, came to UCLA Sunday, and discussed his recruitment, and the three programs that are currently standing out for him...

On Sunday, Fresno (Calif.) Bullard tight end Ian Taubler visited UCLA and participated in their Skills Camp.

"It was great. All the coaching staff has made me feel like family already. I took a tour Saturday. I love the campus and the weight room, and I love how the whole campus is set up," said Taubler.

Taubler had already received an offer from UCLA prior to his visit over the weekend.

"UCLA is one of my top schools. I wanted to come down here and get to know the coaches better, get to know how they coach, get coached by them, and just pick up a few tips," said Taubler.

In additional to Taubler's offer from UCLA, he has also received a number of offers from several other programs from all over the country.

In the near future, Taubler is anticipating getting a few more Pac-12 offers.

"I have offers from UCLA, Arizona, OSU, Fresno State, Yale and North Dakota. I am hoping pretty soon that Cal, USC and Washington will offer me. I have been hearing from those schools a lot lately," said Taubler.

Taubler said which schools were at the top of his list.

"For sure UCLA, It's just a gut feeling. Also California and Washington are standing out to me right now," said Taubler.

This aggressive athlete has the strength and versatility to play on both sides of the ball, but he is primarily being recruited to play tight end in college.

Taubler discussed what he is looking for in a program.

"Whatever program can help me get to the next level. My dream is to go pro, so hopefully that will workout," said Taubler.

During the off-season Taubler will be busy evaluating his options and preparing to compete at the next level.

"Our team is working out really hard, we are doing a lot of camps will full pads already. This summer, I am working on my speed, catching and doing a lot of weight lifting," said Taubler.

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