VIDEO: Settle, Gallimore at The Opening

With a recent defensive tackle commitment, UCLA has probably just two defensive tackles it's continuing to recruit -- Both top-ten national prospects Tim Settle and Neville Gallimore...

UCLA received a commitment recently from a defensive tackle, Bryce English, so the need for a defensive tackle/nose guard has diminished considerably. There are two prospects, however, we anticipate UCLA will continue to recruit and bring in on official visits. They both participated in The Opening.

Prospect: Tim Settle
High School: Manassas (Virg.) Stonewall Jackson
Height/Weight: 6’2", 339
Position: Defensive Tackle
Ranking: #9 Defensive Tackle, #63 Overall

Recruiting: Considering Tennessee, Clemson, Alabama, Florida State, Texas, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, West Virginia, UCLA, North Carolina, North Carolina State, LSU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

The Skinny:

Settle has been considered one of the best defensive tackles in the country, with very good size and strength. He is a guy who tends enjoy the process and will will probably hold off until after the season. He released a top 15 in May but has since said he's backing off that list. UCLA is considered a longshot, but Settle has set up an official visit to UCLA, which could give the Bruins an outside chance.


Prospect: Neville Gallimore
High School: St. Catharines (Ontario, Can.) St. Catharines
Height/Weight: 6’3", 311
Position: Defensive Tackle
Ranking: #10 Defensive Tackle, #91 Overall

Recruiting: Considering Ohio State, UCLA, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan State, Oregon, Penn State, Florida State.

The Skinny:

Gallimore is a great-looking defensive tackle prospect, with a good body, strength and athleticism. He's still very raw in his technique and is at the beginning of the learning curve in football. Being from Canada, the whole recruiting experience is a new experience and he resists talking about leaders. We've heard Ohio State might lead. UCLA has a connection -- current UCLA defensive lineman Eli Ankou is from the same hometown in Canada as Gallimore, and the feeling is that UCLA will get an official visit.


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