It was a really light day for UCLA on Thursday. The team was in no pads, and only practiced for a little under an hour and a half. It was actually a pretty typical Thursday if this were the season, with plenty of light installation and 3/4 speed team drills. As such, though, there weren't a whole lot of takeaways.
One of the biggest notes from the day, actually, was that Armani Rogers, the quarterback from Hamilton High who committed to California, was in attendance. He looked to be about 6'5, and well built. We wouldn't be shocked if he gets an offer as soon as today. It's significant because he committed to Cal a little over a month ago, but since then the Bears have taken a commitment from fellow 2016 quarterback Max Gilliam, so perhaps Rogers is looking around. Jim Mora and Taylor Mazzone both took time during practice to speak with Rogers.
There were a few position movements. Zach Bateman got his first reps at tackle of the spring, slotting in at left tackle with the second string. Poasi Moala was at right guard, John Lopez handled left guard, and Kolton Miller was at right tackle. That's probably a better second-string offensive line than UCLA has been able to field so far this spring, so it'll be good to see how it performs in a real practice.
Kenny Young and Ishmael Adams combined for one of the few really nice plays of practice. During one of the team drills, Adams flew in on a nickel blitz and tipped a pass in the flat straight up in the air. Young pivoted to adjust to the ball, picked it off, and took it to the end zone for a touchdown.
Asiantii Woulard looked pretty good in 11-on-11, making a few nice throws, including one nice toss to Tyler Scott on a deep out down the right sideline. It was a Woulard and Jerry Neuheisel day, so we didn't get a real look at Josh Rosen or Mike Fafaul.
The injured were much the same. Alex Van Dyke and Mossi Johnson, given that it was a light practice, didn't make it out to the field. Craig Lee was back in practice, though, and didn't look too hampered by any lingering leg issue.
UCLA practices again on Saturday, but it'll be closed to the public.
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