Quessenberry Loves Official Visit

The UCLA commit from Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon, Scott Quessenberry, visited the weekend of the USC game...

Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry (6-4, 272), committed to UCLA last month, and took his official visit two weekends ago.

The UnderArmour All-American was in town the weekend the Bruins defeated crosstown rival USC.

"I loved it up there, it was a lot of fun," said Quessenberry. "The icing on the cake was them definitely beating USC. The atmosphere was incredible and for the seniors there, it was such a big deal, because they hadn't beaten USC since they got there. I have a bunch of friends who are USC fans, and our rivals also wear cardinal and gold, so when I got back, I let them know what was up and it justified it."

Quessenberry was hosted by Jeff Baca, and got a chance to talk with the other offensive linemen currently on the team.

"Jeff Baca was my host and he's the man," said Quessenberry. "I talked a lot with Xavier Su'a-Filo, Simon Goines and Jake Brendel. It was good talking with those guys and they just told me how much they liked Coach (Adrian) Klemm."

The drive up to Westwood on Friday showed Quessenberry a big reason why the commitment made sense.

"We drove up and it was like an hour and 40 minutes and I'm like ‘I could drive home real quickly and be close to home," said Quessenberry. "And then I get there and the campus was great, it's sunny and 70 degrees and it's in the middle of November."

Quessenberry said the energy at the Rose Bowl, which was his second time there in three weeks, was electric.

"The Rose Bowl was just awesome," said Quessenberry. "That's one way you could tell they're turning the program around. I was at the Arizona game too, and at the USC game, like they did at the Arizona game, the fans were just going nuts. It was fantastic."

Quessenberry said he was doing a little recruiting of his own that week, but has turned his attention to another player, who wasn't there that weekend, but came a week later.

"Eddie Vanderdoes is the #1 target, that is the guy I want to get to UCLA," said Quessenberry. "He went on his official visit last week and that is my dude. We met at the NFTC in Oregon and hung out at The Opening. He said he really loved his visit and that was music to my ears. I'm working hard on him."

Quessenberry will play in the UnderArmour All-America Game in January in Orlando, and said he'll do some recruiting there if there are any UCLA targets playing.

"The UnderArmour game will be fun and will be such a great experience and I'm going to go down there and have fun and represent UCLA," said Quessenberry.

While on his visit, Quessenberry talked with the coaches about where specifically they see him playing.

"They told me guard at first, and then they told me center, but my goal is to get on the field, and I'm going to achieve my goal by just working hard," said Quessenberry. "I'll play wherever they want me too."

It will be a busy December for Quessenberry's family, with his older brother's playing in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (for Navy), and another bowl for his brother that plays at San Jose State.

"My family is going to the Army-Navy game next week, and my parents are going to the two bowl games, but I'll be down in Orlando for practices when their two bowls are, so I'll be watching them on TV," said Quessenberry. "My parents will then come down for the UnderArmour Game. It will be pretty exciting for my family."

In the meantime, Quessenberry is playing basketball for La Costa Canyon.

"I'm playing basketball to stay in shape, and cut some baby fat, and be in good shape for when I get to UCLA," said Quessenberry.

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