FB Recruiting: Offensive Line

UCLA has been recruiting well on the offensive line in recent years. With some good, young OLs in the program, UCLA will look again to add quality, not quantity, in next year's class...

UCLA has recruited well on the offensive line in recent years, but a consistently good team is probably most dependent on consistently good offensive linemen. UCLA will look to add two or maybe three offensive linemen from among the class of 2003.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Sam Baker, 6-5, 290, Tustin (Calif.) High. Attended UCLA's Junior Day and one of UCLA's early top targets on the OL. He's a lean to UCLA, but also likes USC and others.

Drew Radovich, 6-5, 260, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High. One of best in Southern California, he grew up a UCLA fan but recently said his leaders are Nebraska and USC.

Kevin Brown, 6-3, 276, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Very quick, Brown is thought to be one of the best, and actually started over many of the Poly seniors last year. USC is the long-time leader and will be hard to beat.

Matt Reese, 6-7, 330, Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial. Huge kid, who many think could be better than Nathan Rhodes from last year. UCLA is childhood favorite and going into summer, his leader, over the rest of the Pac-10.

Seth Baker, 6-4, 300, Glendale (Ariz.) Cactus. Probably the best in Arizona, Baker is getting early looks from the Pac-10.

Ryan Kalil, 6-4, 260, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite. Very strong, Kalil is the son of a former Arizona player. His father's former coach now coaches at Tennesee, so the Vols lead, with UCLA in consideration.

Travis Draper, 6-4, 250, Paso Robles (Calif.) High. Somewhat unknown, Draper has garnered a good rep, and he lists UCLA.

Ofa Mohetau, 6-4, 335, Euless (Tex.) Trinity. Ranked the best lineman in Texas, UCLA will take a shot with him.

Jorrie Adams, 6-8, 300, Jasper (Tex.) High. Having grown a couple of inches and added 40 pounds in the last year, Adams still has the quickness of his former position, tight end. He's one of UCLA's big targets in Texas.

Toby Kaiyewu, 6-3, 320, Dulles (Tex.) High. One of the best in Texas, he also lists UCLA among his leaders.

P.J. Irvin, 6-3, 260, Agoura Hills (Calif.) Agoura. Thought to be one of the best in the early going in SoCal, he attended UCLA's Junior Day.

Dustin Moore, 6-5, 340, Brenham (Tex.) High. Another elite Texas OL that UCLA will take a shot with.

Josh Tschirgi, 6-4, 280, Vancouver (Wash.) Mountain View. Quick and explosive, many feel Tschirgi could be among the best in the west, and he has UCLA's on his short list.

Viliamu Kuaea, 6-4, 300, Tacoma (Wash.) Lakes. Probably one of the best in the northwest and he has UCLA on his list.

Others to Watch:

Gosder Cherilus, 6-7, 265, Sommerville (Mass.) High
Robert Gustavis, 6-4, 255, Torrance (Calif.) North
Robert Gambay, 6-6, 310, Palo Cedro (Calif.) Foothill
Kevin Weeks, 6-6, 250, Orinda (Calif.) Miramonte
Nicholas Peterson, 6-4, 275, Oxnard (Calif.) High
Alex Freeman, 6-5, 285, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Alex Gottlieb, 6-5, 280, Valencia (Calif.) High
Earl Pantley, 6-5, 310, Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines
Eddie Pantley, 6-5, 310, Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines
Preston Clover, 6-5, 260, Laguna Hills (Calif.) High
Aleks Blagojevich, 6-4, 290, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Eric Sandie, 6-3, 255 Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
Chad Macklin, 6-8, 265, Visalia (Calif.) Golden West
Alex Morrow, 6-6, 260, Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate
Marcus Martin, 6-5, 265, Fort Worth (Tex.) Dunbar
Anthony Burk, 6-7, 260, Lehigh Acres (Flor.) Lehigh
Nick Peterson, 6-5, 275, Oxnard (Calif.) High
Joe Hernandez, 6-5, 320, Newberg (Ore.) High
Joe Wienech, 6-5, 275, Independence (Ohio) High


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