Commitment Analysis: OL Jax Wacaser to UCLA

Jan. 25 -- Scout takes a look at what UCLA is getting in Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro three-star offensive tackle Jax Wacaser, who committed to the Bruins earlier this month...

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Profile: Jax Wacaser

Position: Offensive tackle

Location: Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro

Height: 6-feet-5

Weight: 275

Recruitment: Wacaser committed the UCLA Bruins over offers from CaliforniaUtahVanderbilt and Virginia, among others. He is set to officially visit campus this coming weekend.

Scouting Report: Wacaser emerged in the recruiting landscape during his senior season, raising his stock considerably thanks to impressive tape and the upside many coaches saw whenever they stopped by the desert. He played on the right side of the line for Saguaro, showing good athleticism on film to pick up blockers down field and also sealing the edge as a run blocker. Given his athleticism and nimble footwork, Wacaser projects as a capable tackle down the road that could handle speed rushers well, but he also has a nasty side to him and shows great effort in finishing through the whistle. He still appears to be growing into his frame and should be able to put on good weight while maintaining his flexibility.

Overall Analysis: Wacaser told Scout.com that the Bruins eventually want him to play at around 290 or 300 pounds, so that should take a year or two for him to be game ready. Despite needing some immediate help along the offensive line, UCLA got a really solid prospect that might just be scratching the surface of his potential. If the Bruins are able to hang onto three-star offensive tackle Jaxson Kirkland and perhaps tack on Wacaser's teammate, Boise State commit Sean Seawards, then those three could ultimately develop together and form a pretty good group along with U.S. Army All-American participant Kanan Ray in this class.


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