2006: Sean Sheller

<b>Sean Sheller</b>, the athletic 6-5, 265-pound offensive line prospect from Walnut (Calif.) High, is hearing from much of the Pac-10, while favoring the Bruins...

With their recruitment of offensive linemen this year, UCLA is focusing on athletic players who can move. One guy they are looking closely at is Walnut (Calif.) offensive tackle Sean Sheller (6-5, 265).

Sheller has been hearing from a handful of Pac-10 schools, but the Bruins are standing as his favorite.

"UCLA is my leader. I really like them and growing up, they were that school I always liked. My dad has always been a big UCLA fan too. My parents favor UCLA. Then it's USC and Washington," said Sheller, who also is hearing from Oregon and Oregon State.

Sheller was at UCLA's Junior Day earlier this month and the UCLA campus and staff made a strong impression on him.

"I loved it there. The campus is so awesome and the surroundings are great. I got to know the coaches well when I was there. Coach Cable is a great coach and really knows his stuff. And Coach Bieniemy (Sheller's recruiter) is a great guy too."

Though he has to receive an offer, Sheller said the contact he has been receiving has been promising.

He has been invited to the Nike Camp in Los Angeles next month, and will attend a 1-Day Camp at UCLA in April, as well as the 4-Day Camp in the Summer at UCLA. He also is planning to attend a linemen camp at USC.

The starting big man for the Walnut basketball team, Sheller has been clocked at a 5.0 flat forty, a solid forty time for an offensive linemen, and has the versatility to play both tackle and guard.

"They like to have me pull a lot, because I'm quick enough. In UCLA's offense, I'd be like a weakside linemen, where I can use my speed more," said Sheller.

Sheller's timetable for a decision depends on when he receives an offer, and while a UCLA offer would make an impact, he said he wouldn't know if he would commit right on the spot until he actually received an offer. He also said he wants to see his options before deciding.

Academically, Sheller holds a 3.1 GPA and took his SAT earlier this month.

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