Profile: Sean Seawards
Position: Offensive Guard
Location: Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
The Scouting Report: Seawards plays right guard for Saguaro and is certainly going to stay inside in college. He's very good as a run blocker, which is where his strength is. Seawards does a great job pulling, getting to his defender quickly and drive blocking him for chunks of yards. He plays a little too high so he's going to have to work on his flexibility and bend, since he's a bit more of a waist-bender. He's solid in pass protection but will need to keep his feet moving more to deal with Pac-12 linemen. Seawards missed his junior year with an appendectomy so he flew under the radar a bit, but after playing his senior year at Saguaro, one of the premier programs in the West, schools found him and his recruitment picked up.
Overall Analysis: UCLA needed to get some more bodies on the offensive line and Seawards was someone they watched in late fall after they made a move on his teammate Jax Wacaser. He committed to Boise State on his official visit but once Hank Fraley was set in Westwood, he offered Seawards last week and brought him in for an official visit. Seawards decommitted from Boise State and then Arizona State made a late offer to the local product. But Fraley made the biggest impression and Seawards becomes his first official offensive line commit. He missed his junior year so he's still a little bit of a late bloomer. Seawards will almost certainly redshirt to shed some of the bad weight and to reshape his body. But there is a lot to like about him as a run blocking guard. UCLA needs some more power and strength on the interior of the line and Seawards will provide that down the line.