UCLA Hangs in With Moosman

One of the most-sought offensive line prospects in the midwest, <b>David Moosman</b> has some heavy-weight midwest schools pursuing him, but UCLA is still among his top five. Will the Bruins get a visit?

Though they have some pretty tough competition, UCLA continues to battle four midwest heavyweights in the recruitment of Libertyville (Ill.) offensive lineman David Moosman (6-4, 260).

The Bruins are going toe-to-toe with Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin and Notre Dame for the services of Moosman, one of the premier linemen in the nation.

"Those are the five schools I've narrowed it down to," said Moosman, who plays both guard and defensive line for Libertyville.

With four of his schools being in the Midwest, Moosman said it would be tough to leave that part of the country, but that he is still enamored by the UCLA program.

"I have some family that lives out there. And my coach (Bryan Wilcox) keeps talking about them," said Moosman. "I definitely want to take a trip out there and see more about the school." Wilcox is a UCLA alumnus, and played with head coach Karl Dorrell when with the Bruins.

Moosman camped with the four Midwest favorites, and has seen each of those schools and, while he plans to visit them officially as well, he is also saving one for the west coast trip.

Moosman said he was somewhat taking his focus off recruiting and turning it to Libertyville's season, which the Wildcats have gotten off to a strong start, going 2-0 out of the gates.

"After last year, we're more focused this season. We want to win it all this year," said Moosman, who's Wildcats were the 7A Runner-ups in Illinois last year. "We wanted to come out of the start fast, and keep it throughout the season."

With his top five selected, Moosman said he will now set up his official visits, and after taking his trips, only then will he make a decision.

"I want to take my official trips, then I'll decide. I really like the coaches at each school I'm hearing from, which is cool," said Moosman.

Moosman has a 3.0 GPA and took his ACT, scoring a 26, qualifying him by NCAA standards.


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