What to Watch for at UCLA Elite Camp

UCLA will conduct is Elite Camp this afternoon, and there are plenty of intriguing storylines, such as with prospects like Tyler Foreman, Riley Sorenson and Victor Bolden. Will Sorenson or Bolden garner a UCLA offer?

UCLA's Elite Camp, which kicks off at 4:00 p.m. today, will have many very intriguing story lines, with many prospects that have some Pac-12 offers looking to garner one from UCLA.

We've heard, too, that former UCLA greats Skip Hicks, Deshaun Foster and Ricky Manning will be working the camp.

Here are some of the main things -- and prospects -- to be watching for:

Probably the biggest story of the day is that of Riley Sorenson (6-5, 320), the offensive line prospect from Ranch Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita. UCLA hasn't offered him, but the word is that they could, especially if he shows he's lost some weight and does well in this camp. Sorenson is considered a talented prospect, with a nice mean streak, but has had a weight issue. UCLA Offensive Line Coach Adrian Klemm recruits Orange County and is close to the program at Santa Margarita. It's significant, too, that Sorenson is coming. He hasn't been to any other camp this spring/summer other than the Los Angeles Nike Camp, and it shows that he recognizes the important of doing well at the UCLA camp today. Just two weeks ago he said he wasn't going. The question, too, is: If offered, will he commit? He just said this week in an interview that he wants to wait until later in fall, but the word is that he very well could commit if UCLA offered.

Victor Bolden, the 5-9, 160-pound wide receiver prospect from Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos, is another prospect who could potentially be offered out of today's camp. Bolden has had an exceptional spring/summer, looking good at every event. He's, obviously, a bit under-sized, but UCLA's new offense has a spot for a quick, fast guy with good hands like Bolden. It's known that Bolden wants a UCLA offer. If he does well at the camp, and UCLA offers, he very well could commit.

Perhaps one of the few most high-profile prospect coming to the camp is Tyler Foreman, the 6-2, 190-pounder from Encino (Calif.) Crespi. Foreman, the #21-ranked safety in the nation, has a UCLA offer, and it's known that UCLA and Cal are probably his favorites at this point. He has indicated he'll probably take some official visits, but today's camp could go a long way with bolstering UCLA's recruitment of Foreman.

Brandon Arnold is a 6-1, 190-pound safety prospect, and Foreman's teammate at Encino (Calif.) Crespi. He's definitely a guy worth watching, emerging this spring after looking just about as good as his teammate in various events. He has offers from Michigan State, Arizona, Washington State and Oregon State, among others. With a good performance at the UCLA camp he could put himself in a position for a potential offer.

Kenneth Clark, the 6-2, 285-pound defensive lineman from Rialto (Calif.) Carter, is supposed to be participating. Clark, ranked nationally as the #19 defensive tackle, is one of UCLA's top DL targets for 2013. From what he's told us, he has a very good relationship with UCLA and with UCLA DL coach Angus McClure. While we don't expect Clark to commit anytime soon, the experience of working with the UCLA coaches during the camp could really boost UCLA's recruitment of Clark.

Ray Hudson, the 6-4, 230-pound tight end from Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill, is making the trip down the coast to try to generate a UCLA offer. Cal recently offered. He could be a very good fit in UCLA's new offense at the Y. He was the MVP at his position at the Oregon Nike Camp.

Delvin Batiste, the 5-10, 180-pound cornerback prospect from Upland (Calif.), just got his first offer from San Diego State but really likes UCLA and would love a Bruin offer. He's looked very good all spring/summer, and has been to UCLA practices and the spring game.

Poasi Moala, the 6-5, 270-pound offensive line prospect from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde, has eight scholarship offers, including from Arizona, Arizona State and Washington. We've heard there could be academic issues, but it's not out of the question that he does so well at the camp today that he moves up UCLA's recruiting board.

Jermaine Kelly, the 6-2, 185-pound wide receiver/defensive back from Los Angeles Salesian, has emerged this spring with good performances, particularly at USC's recent skills camp, and is now getting some offers.

Emerald Faletuipapai, is an absolute mountain of a man at 6-6 and 335, from Gardena Serra. His calves are bigger than the heads of most people. And he's actually lost some weight. He's been to some UCLA practices, is coming off an ankle injury, and wants to earn a UCLA offer.

Walter Jones, the 6-0, 180-pound corner prospect from Redlands, is a track guy with very good speed who is developing into a football player. He has offers from Utah and Washington State. He's also the high school teammate of UCLA's prime running back target, Craig Lee.

Kenneth Olugbode, the 6-1, 205-pound athlete from San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep, is an interesting prospect. He might project as a outside linebacker or a Y in the spread. He has a 3.8 GPA, and his brother, who walked on at Stanford, will be the Cardinal starting safety. He has an offer from San Jose State.


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