Talented Trio from Crenshaw

UCLA already has a commitment from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw OL <b>Aleksey Lanis</b>, but three of his teammates, <b>Chinonso Anyanwu</b>, <b>Reggie Carter</b>, and <b>Solomon Elimimian</b>, all came to the SDSU game and talk glowingly of UCLA...

Linebacker prospect, Solomon Elimimian (6-1, 220) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw, had 125 tackles, nine and a half sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one interception as a junior. He was named all-league, city, area, and region.

He does not have any offers yet but is receiving plenty of attention. "The schools I like are Cal, Hawaii, UCLA, USC, and Fresno State," said Elimimian. "They are all recruiting me about the same."

He comments on the local schools. "UCLA is close to home and I love the staff. USC is close to home and they offer a great education."

His favorite team growing up was Miami. Elimimian has not scheduled any visits yet but knows he'll definitely visit Fresno State.

The linebacker carries a 2.9 core GPA and scored an 890 on his SAT. He would like to major in Psychology.


A player starting to make a name for himself in Southern California is Chinonso Anyanwu, the 6-4, 210-pound defensive end from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw.

"I have been hearing heavily from San Diego State, UCLA, Fresno State, Washington State, Cal, San Jose State, and Oregon State," said Anyanwu.

He took in the UCLA-San Diego State game over the weekend and has a favorable impression of the Bruins. "They are one of my top four schools with SDSU, Oregon State, and Cal. I like the environment at UCLA. I have been there quite a few times because my sister goes to school there. She is a senior. I have always been a fan of UCLA. I have their stickers and posters all over my room and we have them all around the school at Crenshaw because a lot of my teachers love them, too."

He received a very exciting letter from the Bruins' staff, today. "Coach (running backs coach Eric) Bieniemy wrote me and said that the coaches were all fired up to meet me and that I am a high priority recruit for them. They have not offered me yet but Coach Bieniemy told me to keep going hard and playing with passion."

He has no official offers to date.

The defensive end is not positive on his stats from last fall but figures he had 12 sacks. This season, he has three sacks.

Anyanwu says he will for sure visit Fresno State and San Diego State after the season, but has not scheduled the dates yet.

He carries a 3.0 core GPA and scored a 900 on his SAT. Sociology or Psychology are his majors of preference.


Crenshaw linebacker Reggie Carter (6-1, 220) had 130 tackles and 22 sacks as a junior. He was named first team all-league, city, area, and region. This season for 3-1 Crenshaw, he has two sacks.

Carter attended the UCLA-San Diego State game last Saturday and the Bruins are high on his list. "I love the environment and the program at UCLA."

He has been speaking with running backs coach Eric Bieniemy. "He tells me to keep playing hard and I could get that offer soon."

San Diego State verbally offered Carter a couple weeks ago and he plans on visiting the Aztec campus after the season.

He will be attending the UCLA/Arizona game at the Rose Bowl this weekend. Like last week, many of his teammates are expected to be joining him.

Carter carries a 3.42 core GPA and scored an 820 on his SAT. He would like to major in Engineering.

Crenshaw (3-1) faces a big test this Friday when they take on Oakland McClymonds.


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