3-star TE Erik Krommenhoek Talks UCLA Offer

May 11 -- Danville (Calif.) Monta Vista tight end Erik Krommenhoek landed an offer from UCLA, the alma mater of both his parents and he talked about the Bruins, other schools recruiting him and more...

Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista tight end Erik Krommenhoek (6-5, 239), is up to eight offers, but a significant one came in late April.


Krommenhoek, the son of two UCLA alums, was offered by the Bruins a few days after visiting the school for their spring showcase.

"I've always had Bruin ties and have watched games of them every year of my life," said Krommenhoek.  "It was pretty cool.  As they got closer to offering, I had a relatively good idea they were going to offer, but I wasn't completely sure.  I know my 7v7 coach (Maurice Jones-Drew) was pushing them to look at me more."

Krommenhoek was one of the standouts at the Passing Down Best of the West 7v7 finals and Angus McClure, who recruits the Bay Area for UCLA, saw him when they played his son's team in the tournament.

"Angus stopped by and then they offered me," said Krommenhoek.  "He has been my primary recruiter, but Coach Rip (Scherer) has also stopped by and now that coaches can text again, he's texting me and it's pretty equal now between the two."

Krommenhoek was at the spring showcase and talked briefly with the coaches but hasn't taken a full tour of the school yet- which he plans to do next month.

"I've obviously made a few trips to UCLA, but I want to get back down there (for their camp) and then to take a full tour of the campus and the facilities and really look at it," said Krommenhoek.

UCLA has been his childhood favorite, but that doesn't mean Krommenhoek is a lock to commit immediately.

"Obviously, I grew up watching them, they've been my favorite college team since I was six years old because of my parent's affiliation," said Krommenhoek.  "But I'm not going to just decide on a school just because they went there.  They're not pressuring me to go there.  We're looking at the full package.  They're supportive of whatever decision I make."

That said, Krommenhoek knows the need for tight ends at UCLA, especially as they move to a more power-oriented offense.

"I know they got a good tight end last year, but they definitely need more pro-style tight ends for moving back to under-center and a true tight end offense, so that definitely interests me," said Krommenhoek.

The Bruins joined Nevada, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, UNLV, Wyoming, Harvard and Yale in offering the three-star and more schools have been by or plan to come by.

"Washington, Arizona State, Arizona, Nevada have been by, UNLV is coming, Wake Forest, Arkansas and then a couple of Ivy League schools are coming by too," said Krommenhoek.

Krommenhoek has visited Georgia, Georgia Tech and Georgia State when he went down to Georgia for a 7v7 tournament, during spring break tripped to Vanderbilt, Duke, Harvard and Yale and has also visited UNLV and Nevada.

Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh came by his school last week to watch him workout, and Jim Harbaugh has had success with tight ends from that area, signing Devin Asiasi in February, who preceded Krommenhoek as tight end on Kenion Training as well as Zach Ertz at Stanford, Ertz playing at the same high school Krommenhoek is at.

"I hadn't been in contact with them too much, but they came by and as we move forward, we're talking more," said Krommenhoek.  "They can get an idea of where they stand with me and where I fit in. They obviously got Devin Asiasi last year and they know the Bay Area produces tight ends."

Krommenhoek doesn't anticipate making a decision soon.

"I don't have a complete time frame for when I'll decide, but I want to narrow it down before the season," said Krommenhoek.  "I know I want to focus on the season, but I'll probably narrow it down to 3-5 before the season."

Later this month, Krommenhoek will be at The Opening Oakland regional and will camp at UCLA in June with a few other schools potentially on the schedule.


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