Lasley Lands Dream Offer

During the break between the first and second intermission at UCLA's Elite Camp on Friday, Gardena (Calif.) Serra wide receiver Jordan Lasley was called out of the locker room and given the news he had been waiting on for some time...

Jordan Lasley has had a dominant spring shining at several 7-on-7 events playing for B2G's 5 Star squad and earning runner up honors for WR MVP at the SoCal NIKE Camp.

Lasley clocked the fastest 40 times of the night at UCLA's Elite Camp Friday, running a 4.44-40, and then showed that same speed and explosiveness in the one-on-one drills, getting deep for touchdowns several times.

He's a natural pass catcher, very fluid in his movement and can get in and out of his breaks as good as just about any receiver out west. He plays with an edge to him, is physical when he needs to be and is just starting to scratch the surface of reaching his fairly high potential.

"I was in the locker room getting a sandwich when the coaches told me to come outside," Lasley said. "Coach Mora, Coach Klemm, Coach Yarber and I think a few others were standing there and Coach Mora told me he was offering me a scholarship.

"I couldn't believe it, I almost got a little emotional. UCLA has been my school for a while now and the whole reason I came out to this camp was to get that offer. I was basically speechless for a second but I was definitely thankful and very excited about it."

Several onlookers, including a handful of his Serra teammates, expected Lasley to commit following the camp but the receiver said he wants to wait it out just a bit.

"Honestly, if my mom was here with me, I probably would have done it," Lasley said. "I want it to be a family decision and my parents weren't there with me. When I got home, though, I told my mom UCLA offered me and she was honestly more excited than I was.

"The coaches want me to commit right away but I want to talk it over with my mom first. Honestly, I don't think you can do better than UCLA. It's a great school for football and academically, it's close to home and I love the coaching staff. UCLA hasn't gotten many of the Serra players but it would be nice if three or four of us all ended up signing there this year and I could see that happening."

In addition to Lasley, the Bruins have also offered athlete Adoree Jackson, linebacker Dwight Williams, and safety Glen Ihenacho in the 2014 class plus 2015 defensive lineman Rasheem Green, running back Malik Roberson and linebacker John Houston as well as 2016 athlete Brandon Burton.

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 Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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