Jimmy Jaggers Likes Where UCLA is Headed

Mar. 24 -- One of UCLA's top targets at tight end likes the changes made to the offensive scheme...

Jimmy Jaggers recently took two unofficial visits and he's excited to see what the upcoming spring evaluation period has in store so he can start planning the next steps in his recruitment.

The four-star tight end from Roseville, Calif., saw two of his suitors last month -- UCLA and Washington -- and there appears to be more travel lined up.

"I'm playing it out," Jaggers told Scout.com. "I'll see what else happens in the spring evaluation period. Hopefully I can go out and visit some more of the Midwest schools, and we'll see what happens from there.

"I haven't narrowed anything down. The closeness to home isn't a factor for me at all. I haven't decided whether staying home or going away is a deciding factor. It's neutral right now. My dad and I have been talking recently about Nebraska and maybe LSU if possible, especially if coach (Steve) Ensminger gets out here during the eval period. I also like Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State -- those big Midwest schools. I like that area a lot. Football is just a religion out there."


About a month ago, Jaggers dropped by Los Angeles to get another close look at the Bruins and get a feel for their new offensive scheme.

"I like that they are going to a pro style for sure," Jaggers said. "I like coach Rip (Scherer) a lot. I just visited a few weeks ago and I'm going again for the spring showcase next month to kind of see how they're going to use the tight end. I like the campus and the academics there for sure.

"They were of interest to me for the whole time, but them going to pro style really spiked them up. It's made me look at them harder than before."

The Huskies also figure to be prominent in the courting of the 6-foot-4, 232-pound Jaggers, the No. 5-rated tight end in the West for the 2017 class.


"With Washington, I like the use of the tight end for that kind of offense," Jaggers said. "I like the coaching staff -- I believe coach (Chris) Petersen is going to get them where he wants and he's going to do it the right way. I also like the area a lot. I've been there twice and it was a really good time. I didn't get a chance to talk with coach Pete the first time, but this time we got to sit down and hear his piece of recruiting. We got to watch film with coach (Jordan) Paopao and see what they have to offer."

The Cornhuskers have some help in the form of two California natives, with Patrick O'Brien and Lamar Jackson answering any questions Jaggers has about Nebraska. A visit there could be in the works, and Jaggers doesn't intend to start trimming his list until he gets back on the road.

"I'll probably narrow it down around summer," he said. "I want to get through this spring eval period, decide some early unofficial visits around the middle of summer and have the list shortened down. I haven't decided officials yet or how many I want to take, but when the time comes, I'll consider everything."

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