Committed DL Came to Cal Game

Jerzy Sierwierski, the 6-3, 300-pound defensive tackle from Sparks (Nev.) Reed who verbally committed to UCLA in late September, visited UCLA unofficially last weekend and tells us his impressions...

Sparks (Nev.) Reed defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski (6-2 ½, 300) committed to UCLA in September but finally was able to attend a game at his future stomping grounds this past weekend when the Bruins hosted Cal.

"Man, it was awesome," Siewierski said. "It was a great game, and the atmosphere was incredible. The fans really got into it and the Rose Bowl was just a great place to watch a game. I can't wait to start playing there."

Siewierski took an unofficial visit to see his school of choice and a school he grew up watching. And when he returned home, there was never a hint of second-guessing of his decision.

"I'm 100% committed, no question. This was a cool trip and I'm glad I got to see a game there. I'm going to take an official visit to UCLA but that's the only school I'm going to visit. I gave them my word that I'm coming there," said Siewierski.

Siewierski also toured the campus during the weekend, something he didn't get a chance to do when he took his first unofficial in late summer.

On Saturday, he spent time with the Bruin players in the locker room following the game and with defensive line coach Thurmond Moore.

"Coach Moore is awesome. I'm going to love playing for him. He took time to talk with us after the game and he is real cool. I got to talk to some of the players, like Kevin Brown. I also met some of the other defensive lineman, Darius Savage and Jeff Miller, and we talked about how we're going to have a nice class and how we can't wait to all play together," Siewierski said.

With the rash of injuries to the current defensive lineman, Siewierski knows that there is always a good chance for early playing time.

"If there was a way I could suit up now, I would," Siewierski joked. "But I know that a lot of guys play up front and I want to come in and help out any way I can."

On the year, Siewierski has 48 tackles and 4 sacks for Reed, which is 5-2. He's also averaging 37 yards per punt.

Academically, Siewierski is solid with a 3.1 GPA and scoring a 20 on the ACT.


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