Los Angeles (Calif.) 2017 defensive tackle Martin Andrus (6-2, 255) heads into his junior season with five offers, all from the Pac-12.
The four-star, ranked No. 2 nationally at his position in the 2017 class, received his first offer from UCLA.
“I went up there during the spring and I had a good time,” said Andrus. “It was fun. The campus is beautiful. Coach Angus (McClure) is who’s recruiting me and he’s a cool guy. I talk to Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) too and he’s a cool guy too.”
Andrus grew up watching the Bruins.
Andrus’ coach at Los Angeles HS is former UCLA receiver Eric Scott, who also coached receivers for the Bruins in 2007.
“EScott isn’t pushing UCLA on me, no one is really pushing any schools on me right now, but he does obviously like UCLA,” said Andrus.
Andrus camped with USC not long after he got an offer from the Trojans and they are also a contender thanks to their proximity to home.
But Andrus insists that, despite having offers from both Los Angeles schools, he’s not a lock to stay in the Southland.
“I’m honestly keeping my options open to everyone,” said Andrus. “I’m willing to play anywhere.”
Andrus doesn’t anticipate making a decision soon.
“I’m enjoying the process a lot right now, it’s not a bother at all,” said Andrus. “I’ll go through the process, take my visits, and then make my decision.”
Andrus has a 3.6 and said he’ll take the SAT during his junior year.
Los Angeles moved into the Coliseum League for the upcoming season, a challenge that Andrus and his Roman team are excited about.
“We’ve added Crenshaw and Dorsey to the schedule, so we’re excited about that,” said Andrus.