UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm is off to a good start in the 2017 class, landing a pair of commitments from highly coveted prospects earlier this month.
The process to add to that continued Tuesday when the Bruins hosted three-star Casey Roddick, one of the top offensive guard prospects in the region, during their first practice of the spring.
Roddick, a 6-foot-4, 342-pound lineman from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure, had a solid showing at The Opening Regional in Redondo Beach last month, using good footwork and a strong base to keep pass rushers in front of him. He didn't walk away from campus Tuesday with an offer, but Roddick still gave the trip rave reviews.
"I had a great time," Roddick told Bruin Report Online. "I loved the vibe, loved the atmosphere and loved the intensity also. I got a chance to take a tour of the campus and facilities, too, and I got to meet coach Klemm.
"He told me he was surprised about my height and size, so that was good. Coach Klemm is a very enthusiastic guy, loves his group of linemen and that's just what I want. The coaching staff at UCLA is absolutely stacked and I loved the feeling I got."
The Bruins hold verbal commitments from Will Farrar and Kanan Ray in this recruiting class, but figure to sign at least a couple more. Roddick said he was motivated to earn the chance to take up one of those spots.
"I plan to attend the camp this summer," Roddick said. "They will evaluate me in the spring and also meet with me again in the spring. I can't wait to come back to campus again."
Roddick has offers from California, Colorado and Oregon, and said he plans to visit all three for their respective spring games. He also intends to camp with PrimeTime Polynesian at an upcoming collegiate showcase.
Watch clips of Roddick's performance at a recent camp below: