Redmond Talks Home Visits

Los Alamitos (Calif.) offensive lineman Alex Redmond de-committed about a month ago from Oregon but the Ducks haven't given up, while he also talks about UCLA...

It came as a surprise when Alex Redmond de-committed from Oregon after being a solid Duck pledge since the summer. A handful of schools have reached out to him but the first home visit he granted went to Oregon OL coach Steve Greatwood Wednesday night.

"I really like Coach Greatwood a lot," Redmond said. "He's a great guy and a great coach. The main reason I de-committed was I just didn't think I fit in very well with their offense. I'm more of a road grader, smash mouth type player. Their offense is a great offense obviously but it's more finesse and the lineman play more laterally than go head on head.

"Coach Greatwood got some paper out and showed me that their offensive sets are actually the same as just about everyone else who run pro-style but they just play faster at a higher tempo. He made some good points and I'm definitely still considering Oregon but I do want to go through the process some more."

Arizona State, San Diego State, UCLA and Washington have all reached out to Redmond since his de-commitment and are hoping to set up home and official visits.

"The only one I have set up right now is with UCLA," Redmond said. "Coach Mora and Coach Klemm will be coming over for a home visit Friday," Redmond said. "UCLA hasn't offered yet but I think they could on the visit. I like UCLA a lot, they're a program on the rise for sure but it's not just football, it's a great academic institution with a great national reputation.

"I have interest in all the schools that are recruiting me but I'm just going to wait until after the UCLA visit, see how it goes and then set up the rest. I'm pretty busy right now with wrestling and that's going really well. I'm ranked No. 2 in Orange County and I haven't lost a match yet this year so it's going good."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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