Eifler Checks Out UCLA

Jan. 19 -- The Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd 2016 linebacker, Camilo Eifler, took an unofficial visit to UCLA this weekend...

Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O’Dowd 2016 linebacker Camilo Eifler (6-2, 210), is one of the West’s top prospects at his position in the 2016 class.

Eifler has seven offers and there will likely be more to follow.

“My offers are from Colorado, Cal, Washington, UCLA, Oregon State, Northwestern and Duke,” said Eifler. “Clemson, Auburn and USC are all showing interest too.”

On Saturday, Eifler was down in Los Angeles and had a chance to visit UCLA unofficially.

“It was great there on Saturday,” said Eifler. “I met up with Coach (Angus) McClure and we started by the Bruin Bear and he showed me the Hall of Fame and the national championship trophies and then we toured the campus and the academic buildings and the history behind them. It was a busy day on the UCLA campus which was good to see.”

Eifler also got a chance to check out the facilities and learn more about the school.

“We went to the weight room and met the athletic trainer and he showed me everything,” said Eifler. “Coach McClure showed us where the players eat and the academic counseling, which was pretty good. The student-athlete graduation rate was 89%.”

Then came a chance for Eifler to meet more coaches.

“We went up to the football offices and I got to meet Coach (Jim) Mora, Coach Tui (Mike Tuiasosopo) and Coach (Jeff) Ulbrich, the defensive coordinator,” said Eifler.

Eifler didn’t visit USC this time down to Los Angeles and was hoping to visit for their Junior Day at the end of the month but said he’ll return in March.

During the spring, he’s planning another tour of schools.

“I’m going to check out Duke, Clemson, Auburn and Northwestern during spring break,” said Eifler.

Eifler said that Stanford is also interested and he’ll camp there in the summer.

“They like me a lot and they just want to see my transcripts,” said Eifler.

Cal has been a long part of his recruitment and the Bears have an advantage of having both of his parents working on campus.

“My mom is a professor at Cal and my dad works in the architecture department as a librarian,” said Eifler. “So that’s something for me. But they also want me to maybe try something new. They don’t want me to only look at the West Coast. They want me to explore everything, whether it’s going North or South or going somewhere as far as Florida. They just want me to take the process slow.”

Eifler said schools look at him as an outside linebacker that they want in coverage.

“I’m an outside linebacker that can play out of the box, make plays in the passing game and come up with interceptions,” said Eifler.

Academically, Eifler has a 3.2 and will take the SAT in the spring.

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