Quessenberry Works On Others

The UCLA committed center prospect, Scott Quessenberry, is doing some recruiting for the Bruins...

Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry comes from one of the best areas of football in the West.

But in six years of the UnderArmour All-America Game, San Diego had never been represented in the UA Game.

Until Quessenberry.

"I'm the first player ever from my section in the UnderArmour game so that's a really big honor," said Quessenberry. "It was really fun, very challenging and just exciting all in one."

Quessenberry was also selected to The Opening, but the opportunity to play in an All-American Game meant more to him.

"I got invited to O-D Bowl and the Army Bowl but I wanted something different and get some experience down South and meet some of the guys," said Quessenberry. "There weren't very many West Coast guys in the UnderArmour Game so we met a lot of Southern and Eastern guys."

Quessenberry was one of two UCLA commits in the game, joining punter Sean Covington, a Florida native he met for the first time in Orlando.

"We sat next to each other at the Magic-Heat game and we're Bruins so that was cool," said Quessenberry. "He's off doing his kicking and I'm doing the offensive line but we're teammates."

Quessenberry joked that his job in college will be to keep Covington off the field.

"We don't want to see him that much out there with our offense scoring," Quessenberry said.

Quessenberry was also recruiting other players in the game, and even some that weren't in Orlando.

"I was recruiting Isaac (Savaiinaea) and Sebastian (LaRue) to UCLA and if I was at the Army Bowl, I'd be trying to get Eddie (Vanderdoes). We're still working on Eddie a lot. We have a good structure in our class and we need play makers. So we're working on Eddie."

Quessenberry keeps in regular contact with Adrian Klemm, UCLA's offensive line coach, and the two were e-mailing while Quessenberry was in Orlando.

"I was giving him the run down on how I did and he was always just giving me encouragement," said Quessenberry. "I'm really happy he's going to be my line coach."

Quessenberry took his official visit to UCLA the weekend of the USC game, but said he'll be up a couple of times in January to see a basketball game and when UCLA is bringing in other official visitors.

"I'm a Bruin and I'm solid in my decision," 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.
Twitter | Blog | Facebook | E-Mail |

Bruin Report Online Top Stories