Bruins Check Out Louisiana LB

UCLA inked four-star linebacker Kenny Young Louisiana earlier this month. Now the Bruins are evaluating another New Orleans metro area linebacker and Young's former teammate...

UCLA is the first program to get in touch with 2016 Louisiana linebacker prospect Michael Divinity.

Perhaps the fact that the 6-foot-3, 200-pound outside linebacker transferred from River Ridge (Louisiana) to Marrero (Louisiana) John Ehret has gotten Divinity lost on coaches' radar, but UCLA found him.

"I've been hearing a lot of schools like how I play, but I hadn't talked with anyone until UCLA," he said. "A lot of colleges have come to the school (both Curtis and Ehret) and asked about me...LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M, Stanford and UL.

"I talked with UCLA today (Monday). They like my film and said I'll be talking with their linebackers coach soon. They want to build a relationship with me. I'm open to anyone. I just want to establish a relationship with a school."

Divinity began his prep career at John Curtis before transferring to John Ehret for his sophomore season.

"I had a great year," he said of his debut at Ehret. "I made 60-plus tackles and played a big part in our defense. I had 13 sacks and three interceptions.

"I play hard off the ball all the time and have fun playing the game. I do what my coaches tell me with a smile on my face. My coach told me in the Helen Cox game that I'd catch an interception if I dropped back, and so that's what I did."

Divinity will participate in the Nike SPARQ Combine this weekend in New Orleans.

As a testament to his athleticism, the coaches at Curtis used Divinity as an option quarterback, as well as a defensive end/linebacker hybrid in their four-man front.


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