Just a couple weeks after visiting UCLA unofficially for the San Diego State game, defensive end Chinonso Anyanwu (6-4, 205) has been offered a scholarship by the UCLA coaching staff and he has accepted.
"I just talked to the coaches and I told them I'm a Bruin," explained the Crenshaw defensive end Monday night. "They offered me on Saturday and I was ready to commit, but my Dad wanted to wait. So I spoke with him and then he spoke with coaches (Eric) Bieniemy and (Karl) Dorrell and was fine with it. He gave me the go-ahead and then I gave them my word. I'm a Bruin now and that tastes good."
The UCLA coaches have told Anyanwu that he will most likely be a defensive end and that he will most likely redshirt. He said, "I would like to do that to get a little bigger and really prepare myself to play."
On the season, he has 25 tackles and four sacks. "Reggie (Carter) has been taking all of my sacks," Anyanwu said laughing.
He has also added seven pass deflections, one blocked punt, and one fumble recovery.
Reggie Carter, the 6-1, 225-pound linebacker from Crenshaw also made a verbal commitment to the Bruins Monday.
"UCLA offered me on Saturday and I went ahead and talked to my family and called the coaches back to tell them I was ready," explained Carter. "I spoke with my mother, aunt, and uncle and they were all very excited for me. Their excitement made it that much easier for me to make my decision. I want to and I think I can play there early. I think I can come in and make an impact."
Carter is definitely having an impact on the field this fall for 5-1 Crenshaw. He has 61 tackles, nine sacks, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
UCLA has recruited him specifically for linebacker.
Crenshaw is 5-1 this fall after defeating previously unbeaten Fremont last week. They play Locke this Friday and then take on Dorsey next Friday.