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Three-star Offensive Lineman Jax Wacaser Recaps Official Visit to UCLA

Jan. 29 -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro three-star prospect Jax Wacaser broke down his official visit to UCLA and what it was like chatting with new offensive line coach Hank Fraley...

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Jax Wacaser committed to UCLA earlier this month without having taken a recruiting visit but he got a chance to see the program up close this weekend, just days before signing his letter of intent.

The three-star offensive tackle from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro told Scout.com he was hosted by redshirt freshman Paco Perez and learned a whole lot about the Bruins and their new offensive line coach, Hank Fraley.

"It was absolutely amazing, just the way me and all the guys bonded," Wacaser said. "We all got along great and everyone was having a good time together. Something else that stood out was just how beautiful it is out there.

"Coach Fraley is a great guy. I couldn't have asked for a better coach to come in. He's one helluva coach and one helluva person. I think I got really lucky with him coming in and taking that spot. Nothing is set in stone yet, but his philosophy is that I'll most likely end up at tackle. Coach Fraley just got there so they're still trying to figure out what they're going to do playbook wise and personnel wise, but I think it's going to end up being a pro-style given their history in the league."


Wacaser, the No. 3-rated offensive tackle in Arizona for the 2017 class, was accompanied by one familiar face, high school teammate Sean Seawards, as well as a few other UCLA commits that he was able to meet for the first time.

"Paco Perez was my host and we had a great time; he was real cool and answered all of my questions," Wacaser said. "It really made me sure that this was the best decision I could make for myself. It was cool meeting everyone. They're all great guys and we had talked over text a little bit, so it was cool to finally meet them in person. We're going to be really strong as a team."

Academics were a major reason why Wacaser picked the Bruins to begin with and he got a close look at what he could potentially be studying down the road.

"Jake Jones, one of the seniors there that is wrapping up his degree, he's a mechanical engineering major and he took me around the building and explained where I would be," Wacaser said. "He gave me some insight into all that, which was cool. They called him up and he was out there within an hour to take me around the school, so that was really cool."

Wacaser said he would be signing his UCLA letter of intent with at the Saguaro auditorium on Wednesday as part of the school's festivities.

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