Big JR OL Aleksey Lanis Gets Offer

Los Angeles Crenshaw's <b>Aleksey Lanis</b>, the 6-6 offensive line recruit originally from Russia, has an early scholarship offer from the Bruins, and opinions about all the schools he's considering...

The UCLA staff did not waste any time in seeing the potential that 6-6, 300-pound Aleksey Lanis has. They offered the offensive tackle prospect three weeks ago. The Bruins are in his top five with USC, Michigan, Oregon, and Miami.

Lanis has loads of upside potential as he is still relatively new to football, being originally from Russia.

"I was never into football growing up. I never played it and I never watched it. I did not start playing until my sophomore year," he explained.

He visited UCLA "about two weeks ago" unofficially and plans on making a return trip for Junior Day. "I really like the coaches there and I like that it is local. I will probably attend some of their spring practices."

UCLA Coach Eric Bieniemy is recruiting him for the Bruins and Lanis sounds like he's very partial to him.

Across town, USC is also peaking Aleksey's interest. "They have a great team coming back and I think they will be a powerhouse for years to come."

The Trojan staff invited Lanis to their practice last Saturday, but he could not attend. He does plan on making it out to one sooner or later and will most likely be in attendance at their Junior Day. He is not sure yet if he will camp at both UCLA and USC yet, but would like to. He will definitely be at the San Diego State Nike Camp.

Aleksey carries a 3.5 core GPA and already scored a 1210 on his SAT. He is not positive on what he wants to major in yet, but is thinking about Aeronautical Engineering.

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