"It's just big for me," Andrus said. "I'm feeling really good right now. That's my first offer. It's like a dream come true."
Andrus actually took an unofficial visit up to campus with his high school coach, Eric Scott, who is a UCLA alum along with being a former assistant coach under Karl Dorrell. On campus, Andrus met with UCLA defensive line coach Angus McClure, who took him on a tour and extended the offer.
"Coach Angus is the one who offered me, I just met him today," Andrus said. "The campus is beautiful, I like it a lot. We just walked around, and they showed me the library, all the dorms, the facilities, and stuff like that."
What stood out to Andrus, though, was the vibe he got from the coaching staff.
"Pretty much all the coaches, they all seemed really cool," Andrus said. "I got to meet Coach Mora, Coach Yarber, and Coach Angus, and they all seemed like good guys."
The offer is the first so far for Andrus; in fact, UCLA is the first school that has really been in contact with him. That's expected to change soon as his impressive sophomore film starts to make the rounds among coaching staffs throughout the country.
At 6'2, 250, Andrus sees himself as a versatile defensive lineman, and it sounds as if UCLA thinks the same.
"They see me anywhere on the defensive line, defensive tackle, defensive end," Andrus said. "I feel like I can play anywhere on the defensive line."
Andrus says he's a UCLA guy, growing up a fan, and even more so now that the Bruins are his first offer.
As for this spring, nothing is set, but Andrus expects he'll be making the camp and visit rounds.
"I don't have anything planned, but I want to attend some camps and take more visits, especially to UCLA," Andrus said.
Andrus said he has no plans to make an early decision, and at this point thinks he'll wait until after his senior season to pick a school.