Joshua Fedd-Jackson (photo by Brian Dohn)

UCLA offered East's No. 5 guard Joshua Fedd-Jackson; Will he visit?

Nov. 23 -- Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph offensive guard prospect Joshua Fedd-Jackson gave Scout the low-down on his new UCLA offer...

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UCLA's search for an interior offensive lineman pushed the Bruins into the tip of New Jersey as it offered Joshua Fedd-Jackson of Montvale St. Joseph.

Fedd-Jackson, the No. 45 offensive guard prospect in the nation, is also being recruited hard by Illinois and Boston College, but he is yet to schedule any official visits.

"I'm very much focused on winning my state championship this year but I'm actually scheduling a visit sometime in January to UCLA," said the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Fedd-Jackson.

Fedd-Jackson said the offer came from Bruins offensive line coach Adrian Klemm.

"Besides watching them on t.v., I really don't know much about the school but I am really happy they offered," Fedd-Jackson said. "The way the coach found out about me is quite a funny story."

It begins with St. Joseph opening its season at Gardena (Calif.) Serra.

"(Klemm) was talking to one of his guys, and he said he graduates some of his good interior guys, and he was looking for someone who could come in and compete and be ready to play," Fedd-Jackson said "The guy (Klemm was speaking with) said you should see the 'Beast of the East' play. His name is Josh.

"(Klemm) then showed my film to the head coach (Jim Mora), and he said, 'Do whatever it takes to get him here.' "

The relationship between Fedd-Jackson and UCLA is new, but he already is hitting it off with Klemm.

"He told me he sees a lot of potential and I could be a great guy on the field and off the field," Fedd-Jackson said. "He told me he watched my film and he told me he likes me a lot."

Illinois offered Fedd-Jackson last month, and he remains in contact with the staff while trying to plan an official visit for Dec. 9, or in January.

"I have a good relationship with coach (Luke) Butkus, the offensive line coach," Fedd-Jackson said. "I have to wait until the season is over to get out there. I don't know much about (Illinois), but I've been doing my research."

Fedd-Jackson's coach, Augie Hoffmann, was an offensive lineman at Boston College.

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