Texas center transfer Jake Raulerson visited UCLA officially this weekend, and he was very impressed with what he saw.
"It was a great visit," Raulerson said. "Had a lot of fun out there. I've never been to L.A. First time seeing a place like that before. Weather was great. They really showed me a great time. I got to talk to the coaches, and got to speak about all the different programs they have, as far as Master's degrees. I'm really glad I went up there. Coach Mora's a great person. We had a few really good talks. I really liked the coaching staff."
Raulerson, a grad transfer, would be immediately eligible this season assuming he can find the right grad school program that accepts him. As of now, he has a couple of options at UCLA.
"I'm trying to get into the MBA program," Raulerson said. "If that doesn't go through, and that's the one I'm really focused on and trying my best to get into, but if that doesn't work out, I'm going to apply to the Applied Economics program."
The other two schools standing out to Raulerson the most at the moment are a couple of other grad school powerhouses.
"Michigan and Stanford are the other two schools in the mix, but I don't think I can get into the MBA programs at either school," Raulerson said. "Stanford for obvious reasons, and then Michigan because it's a top tier program as well."
Raulerson was hosted on the visit by his potential future quarterback, Josh Rosen.
"I spent a lot of time with (Rosen)," Raulerson said. "He hosted me this weekend and he's a great kid, very mature. Guy knows how to play ball. The idea of playing with a guy like that is really exciting and the offense is going to be great next year with a guy like that at the helm."
Raulerson had a previous relationship with Adrian Klemm, who was involved in his recruitment the first time around, but this was his first time meeting with the rest of the coaching staff. He said they talked a little bit about the offense, but not a whole lot.
"We talked about it a little bit, just being comfortable with pro-style and spread," Raulerson said. "Not major details, but I'll figure out more as we go on."
Raulerson has played center for three years, and said he's comfortable snapping out of the shotgun or under center.
The offensive lineman would enter school in June in time for summer conditioning, as he needs to spend the next five months finishing up his undergraduate degree at Texas.
As for an announcement, Raulerson said he should have a decision very soon, and potentially as early as Monday.null