Elite Utah offensive linemen Xavier Sua-Filo from Provo Timpview and John Martinez from Salt Lake City Cottonwood were both on campus taking unofficial visits. Offensive line coach Bob Palcic was giving the tour and they got ample time with Rick Neuheisel. Committed quarterback Richard Brehaut was also on hand to make his pitch for UCLA to the two lineman.
Also there, but not working out was Patrick Hall, the Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure safety who's committed to USC. Hall said he's solid to USC and was just there to encourage his teammates who were on hand, but admitted that he was enjoying himself and was seen on numerous occasions talking with different UCLA coaches.
As for the action on the field, 2010 quarterback Bryan Bennett was easily the best quarterback throwing on Monday, showing great zip and arm strength. Bennett likes UCLA a lot and got very close to Kevin Prince when he took over for Prince after he was sidelined with an injury. Neuheisel on several occasions was offering words of encouragement to Bennett.
In fact, most of the standouts on the day were underclassmen. Paul Richardson, who starred on Sunday, picked up where he left off, the Los Alamitos junior-to-be teaming up with Bennett on several pass hookups. Richardson still looks like he's developing physically, but is very good in his route-running.
Another underclassmen who had a great day was elite 2011 receiver Kasen Williams from Skyline in Washington. Williams may have just finished his freshman year but he already has three verbal offers and its easy to see why. He's physical and long and is still growing and learning the position, making his upside scary. Williams also helped his team win the 7-on-7 tourney for the day with a clutch pick with a 1-point lead.
Bennett wasn't the only Crespi standout from the underclass ranks. Lucky Radley, a running back-linebacker, continued his strong camp, doing both sides and showing good lateral movement especially at backer. At 5-10, 190, Radley is likely destined for the secondary, but he's a big hitter. Fellow junior Hroniss Grasu was one of the top defensive lineman we saw on Monday. Grasu has a big motor and physically is very impressive.
A handful of St. Bonaventure prospects were on hand, including Xavier Ramos, the safety who had been committed to Oregon before getting his scholarship pulled unbeknownst to him. Ramos had a good day, and though he and the rest of the Seraph contingent were without pads, didn't mind getting physical. Receiver Drew Gibson also looked very good in the 7-on-7s. J.B. Dock, a cornerback for St. Bonaventure, tweaked an ankle early on but fellow corner Isaiah Burton held it down for him.
Shaquelle Richardson and Brandon Graves, both from Los Alamitos, had some good plays as did Jordan cornerback Delvon Purvis. A receiver who stood out was Gavin Escobar from Santa Margarita, at 6-4, 200. He also worked some with the tight ends.
Kevin Cummings had a solid day as did Nick Bruce from Taft and Jeff Crisman from Edison. One DB who got a lot of attention and praise was Jamal Atofau from Bellevue (Wash.). He was occasionally matched up with his former high school rival Kasen Williams, which made for some interesting matchups.
An intriguing player there was Diamond Bar cornerback Colin Lockett, who's the younger brother of UCLA safety Bret. Lockett was on the same team as Williams and Gibson in 7-on-7s and had some nice plays. Physically he looks pretty good, looking like a cornerback.
Among the rest of the lineman, Sullivan Grosz from San Joaquin Memorial in Fresno was one of the better defensive lineman and Matt Shinn, a teammate of Brehaut, and Kevin Danser from San Jose Bellarmine Prep both had some good moments.
Several of the incoming freshman came to watch practice, including E.J. Woods to watch cousin Kevin Cummings and Nick Crissman watching his brother Jeff. Also there was Anthony Dye, Cory Harkey, Connor Bradford and Aundre Dean.