UCLA the Leader for Robertson

The Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman, Zach Robertson, said UCLA leads for him after his visit Saturday, his first trip ever to campus...

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman Zach Robertson (6-5, 320), spent Saturday in Westwood.

And it gave Robertson his first ever look at UCLA.

"That was my first time being there at UCLA and I really liked it there," said Robertson. "I got there about 10 and went through the meetings and then I went to practice. I walked around with Coach (Adrian) Klemm and watched him practice. Their practice is a lot like Bosco."

Robertson said his relationship with Klemm is a big reason why the Bruins are doing well with him.

"I really have a great relationship with him," said Robertson. "That's the most important thing for me in a school, my relationship with the coaches. Coach Klemm said he wants me to come back again this spring and spend more time there and we'll set up a tour and an academic visitation."

Robertson said the Bruins are recruiting him as an offensive lineman, with the versatility to play a number of spots.

"Coach Klemm said he wants me to play at my NFL position, so guard would probably be the place," said Robertson. "But tackle isn't entirely out. It's really a win-win situation for me."

With two teammates signed with the Bruins, Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and Jaleel Wadood, and his quarterback, Josh Rosen, a commit to UCLA, Robertson is hearing about the Bruins constantly.

"They recruit me a lot, all the time, and tell me I should go to UCLA with them," said Robertson.

And the Bruins are in a good position for him.

"Right now, I think that UCLA is probably my leader," said Robertson. "I'm pretty open after that."

Robertson also plans to get over to USC during the spring.

"I think I'm going to head over to USC with Damien (Mama) sometime, I just don't know when," said Robertson.

Robertson has offers from Cal, Notre Dame and Utah to go along with more recent offers from Arizona State, Arkansas and Washington.

"Oregon, we talk all the time and we message each other and I think they could be next to offer me," said Robertson.

Robertson has just visited UCLA and USC and said he hopes to visit more schools in the spring and summer.

He'll camp with the two local schools this summer as well.

"I'm not sure when I'll decide," said Robertson. "I'm going to wait until I'm ready though."


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