Nation's #5 Defensive End Reports UCLA Offer

May 16 -- UCLA has offered defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson, the No. 57 prospect in the 2017 Scout 300, from Galena Park (Tex.) North Shore...

UCLA is the latest major college program to offer 2017 four-star defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Chaisson reported the offer via Twitter on Sunday night. Chaisson is the No. 2 defensive end in the state of Texas' 2017 class and the No. 5 defensive end nationally. He's also the No. 57 overall prospect in the Scout 300.

Chaisson holds a slew of offers from across the country, including from BaylorFloridaFlorida StateLSUMichiganOklahomaOle MissStanfordTexas, and Texas A&M, among others. As of now, LSU and Baylor are considered the top contenders for Chaisson, whose father, the late Kelvin Chaisson, played for Baylor.

Below is Scout's analysis of Chaisson:

Chaisson has what you like to describe as a very high motor and is a player who can get after the quarterback early and and then he will do it often. We like that he stepped up on the big stage to help his team win a state title, earning defensive MVP honors in the contest and making a play inside the 10-yard line to secure the win. Big players make big plays on the big stages. He has great speed rush abilities and instincts, but is also strong enough to hold his ground and play tough against the run. A well-rounded prospect, who has room to grow and mature into a top-tier physical specimen. - Greg Powers

Chaisson has the physical attributes that translate to a four-man defensive end position or an odd-front standing hybrid outside linebacker position at the college level. Either way, his forte is his pass-rushing ability. Chaisson flashes great speed off the edge that is compounded by his quick get-off at the snap. As mentioned above, Chaisson is tall and long with a lot of space on his frame to add positive bulk. He's a high-ceiling player because of his frame potential and his athleticism.

Chaisson helped North Shore High School near Houston win the Texas Class 6A Division I state championship in 2015. He earned championship game Defensive MVP honors with a game-ending forced fumble in overtime, as well as a fourth-quarter field goal block, a first-half fumble recovery, and one sack.

That performance served as Chaisson's breakout party and he has since emerged as one of Texas' top 2017 prospects. Stick with Scout as we continue to track his development and recruitment.

Below is Chaisson in action at Nike's The Opening Houston regional camp in April:

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