UCLA has commitments from two of the top three defensive ends in the West's final positional rankings...
West: Final Top Ten Defensive Ends
Committed to Stanford
in September but opened it up and is
now leaning towards California
Lealao is a great looking prospect and one of the nation's elite rush ends. At 6-4, 280 pounds, Lealao has an NFL body but shows amazing quickness getting off the ball. He does a great job using his hands to get off blocks and has superior closing speed. With his frame and natural strength, Lealao could move inside down the road and his versatility is another thing that sets him apart, he's capable of playing anywhere on the line
in any system and being a difference maker.
St. John Bosco
Committed to UCLA
in January over a group that included
Not many players, especially on the defensive side of the
ball, upped their stock this past season more than Tuioti-Mariner. After
missing much of the spring because of volleyball, Tuioti-Mariner starred for the
California state champion Bosco squad, their top pass-rusher and defensive
stalwart. An athletic 265-pounder, Tuioti-Mariner is one of those players
who's best football is still ahead of him.
San Mateo, Calif.
Was a Notre Dame
commit since August but flipped to UCLA
Dickerson really blew up this past spring/summer and probably elevated his stock more than any other player out West. He's one of those players that really jumps off the screen when you watch his tape and he has as much upside as any defensive lineman in the region. He has a nice, solid frame that is capable of adding even more weight. He moves around effortlessly and you forget he weight almost 260 pounds. He has the strength to take on a double team and holds up well at the point of attack and has the speed to chase down plays from behind as well.
Dickerson missed his senior year with an injury, but should be cleared in time
for the fall.