This Week's Football Recruiting Tidbits

UCLA offers a running back a scholarship, which is rare for the 2009 recruiting class; UCLA could be an option for an elite tight end committed elsewhere; and we have the latest on UCLA's top receiver target and the schools he intends to visit officially...

-- UCLA offered a scholarship to San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral running back Dasarte Yarnway this week.

Yarnway, the 6-0, 210-pounder, currently the #37-ranked running back in the nation by Scout.com, now has seven offers total. They are from UCLA, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Arizona State and California.

Besides Tyler Gaffney and Notre Dame-committed Cierre Wood, it's the only offer to a running back by UCLA on the west coast.

-- Inglewood's Shaquelle Evans, the #6-ranked receiver in the country and UCLA's top receiver recruiting target, says he knows what schools he'll visit officially.

He says he won't visit UCLA because it's local. Here's the full story.

-- Zach Ertz, the 6-6, 225-pounder from Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista, the #6-ranked tight end in the nation, is verbally committed to Stanford.

But we're hearing he might not quite have the academics for Stanford admissions. We've also heard that Ertz likes UCLA quite a bit.

-- Devon Kennard, the #1-ranked defensive end in the nation, was interviewed on video at the recent Phoenix Scout.com/Under Armour Combine. Kennard Video Interview

-- Sam Longo, a 6-5, 270-pound offensive line prospect from Bellbrook (Ohio) High, will unofficially visit UCLA.

The #54-ranked offensive tackle prospect will visit 15 schools across the country.

"We leave on Sunday for California," Long said, "And will visit USC, UCLA and maybe a few others. We'll then make our way back and I plan on visiting Iowa and Nebraska before heading East for visits with Penn State, West Virginia and a few others before going to Florida for visits with the schools down there."

Long has scholarship offers from Oklahoma, West Virginia, Iowa, Syracuse and Ball State.

-- Here's photo gallery #1 of the Scout.com/Under Armour Combine in Los Angeles that took place last Saturday: L.A. Combine Photo Gallery #1

-- Eric Martin, the linebacker prospect from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde, who looked good at the L.A. Scout.com/Under Armour Combine, talked to us about his recruitment: Eric Martin Interview

-- Dyron Dye, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound four-star defensive end from Seminole High School in Sanford, Fla. Has a scholarship offer from, one of around 40 offers from schools all over the country.

Check out the most recent recruiting update on him.

-- J.T. Kerr, a 6-4, 245-pound tight end prospect from San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch, has UCLA among his top five schools.

Here's the link to his latest recruiting update.

-- Will Sutton, the 6-1, 255-pound defensive tackle prospect from Corona (Calif.) Centennial who UCLA is recruiting, was offered by a third school.

Boise State joined Nebraska and UNLV on his list of schools that have offered.


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