"I was at breakfast with the players and the coaches," Glicksberg said. "And I told coach (Jon) Embree and coach (Mark) Weber, and they were excited. Then they had me go over to (head) coach (Karl) Dorrell. I had a little meeting with him and told him, too."
Glicksberg, who won the lineman of the year in the Blossom Valley Athletic League this season, said he was also being recruited by San Diego State, Arizona and Boise State, while California had just begun to show some interest, even though UCLA was his only offer. "I actually grew up a Cal fan, but they had just started talking to my coaches. UCLA had been recruiting me for a couple of months. Coach Embree. And they offered me about a month ago. I've always liked UCLA. I know Craig Bragg and his little brother since I used to go to Bellarmine Prep. So I used to watch UCLA on TV with him."
Glicksberg, who says he runs about a 5.1 and ran a 4.54 20-yard shuttle at the Nike Camp, said the UCLA coaches have indicated that he has good enough quickness to possibly play either offensive guard or tackle. "I played offensive and defensive tackle, and a little defensive end, this year on our team," he said. "But I think my place is on the offensive line. Coach Weber said that he could feel me around the offensive line and see where I could play. He said my footwork is good for either tackle or guard."
The offensive lineman had a visit lined up with San Diego State, but said he plans not to take it now that he's committed to UCLA. "I think this is it. I'm really happy with my decision."
What made him decide on UCLA during this visit? "I wasn't sure I was going to commit. But the trip went really, really well. I really got along well with the players. I could really see myself hanging out with them. I was hosted by Ed Blanton and he was great. And I really like the coaches. The facilities, too, are awesome. They're not completely done with them, but their weight room is something."
The UCLA coaches told him that they want to take six offensive line recruits, and that they are expecting some to come in and immediately contribute. "The coaches said that the offensive line was a big point they needed to recruit this season, and they'd need some guys to play immediately. Freshmen guys to make an immediate impact. I'll probably redshirt my first year, though. I definitely have to put in some hard work in the weight room."
Glicksberg said he has a 3.2 GPA and scored an 1150 on his SAT.