Quessenberry Announces for UCLA

Offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry made the call Friday night after his high school game...

Back in the summer, UCLA was barely in the top five for La Costa Canyon (Calif.) offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry. The Bruins rallied and pulled in a commitment from the talented lineman Friday night.

Quessenberry is one of the top lineman in the region and maybe the most versatile as well. He plays tackle for LCC but was recruited to play center by the Bruins with the ability to play guard as well.

At The Opening in Oregon last July, the lineman seemed to be favoring Nebraska, California and Washington with Arkansas and San Diego State also in the mix. UCLA picked up their recruitment, switched what position they wanted him at and moved OL coach Adrian Klemm to the mix along with San Diego recruiter Marques Tuiasosopo and were able to seal the deal.

"I'm going to UCLA," Quessenberry announced on the Prep Pigskin Report following his game Friday night. "I have a great relationship with Coach Klemm, their OL coach and I like the direction the program is going in. There's a different feel to the program and I just feel really comfortable there. I think I can come in and make an early impact and it's a great overall fit for me."

Quessenberry actually let the Bruin staff know his intentions a week ago before going public Friday. It's a big commitment for UCLA as the lineman is one of the top interior lineman in the nation, a position the team sorely lacking depth wise. UCLA was originally recruiting Quessenberry as a tackle but switched gears and decided to recruit him for center, his desired position, after The Opening.

"I really like center," Quessenberry said. "LeCharles Bentley told me at The Opening that he really liked me at center and I'm comfortable there as well. I just want to play though, I'll play anywhere that gets me on the field but I think I could be an impact player at center at the next level so that's why I like it so much."

Quessenberry is not just a physical lineman, he's a very good athlete and had the highest SPARQ Rating for any offensive lineman at The Opening with a 100.89 score. He clocked a 5.10-40, 4.40 in the shuttle, jumped 29 inches in the vertical and threw the power ball 40'. He chose the Bruins over California, Nebraska and San Diego State.

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