UCLA Camp: Day Three Recap

UCLA's three-day camp concluded on Tuesday with the finals of the 7-on-7 tournament and lineman olympics. The Bruins' committed quarterback returned for the final day and some key recruiting targets also took in a day in Westwood...

The third and final day of UCLA's Camp was a culmination of the week's events, first with the playoffs and finals of the 7-on-7 tournament and the Lineman Olympics.

Before the competition took place, though, the final individual sessions took place.

Committed quarterback Richard Brehaut was back to throw on Tuesday, and he led most of the drills and was getting a lot of individual attention from both head coach Rick Neuheisel and offensive coordinator Norm Chow.

Bryan Bennett, the 2010 quarterback from Encino Crespi, concluded his strong performance at the camp with another solid morning session. Bennett's arm was arguably the strongest of any passer at the camp, and as he continues to refine his throwing, has a chance to be a bigtime prospect.

One of the new faces there was J.T. Kerr, the tight end from Scripps Ranch. Kerr had been at the Fresno State team camp with his high school but came down to participate for one day. He didn't go in pads, but still went through the drills and also looked good in 7-on-7.

Kasen Williams, the elite 2011 receiver from Skyline in Washington had his second very good day. He's a physical receiver, especially for someone just going into their sophomore year, and made it difficult for DBs. Williams has great hands and concentration and was a favorite target during drills.

Nick Bruce from Woodland Hills Taft also performed solidly on Wednesday. He lined up at slot during 7-on-7 but he looked the most comfortable at linebacker. Bruce could also project to a fullback in college.

Gavin Escobar from Santa Margarita had another good day and it wouldn't be a surprise to see his recruitment get going as his film is going out. He'd need to add weight to be a tight end in college, but he could be a big receiver too.

Lucky Radley, the 2010 athlete from Crespi had a good morning too. Radley is short and compact but moves well and shouldn't have a problem moving to safety in college, despite being a linebacker. He also played some quarterback during 7-on-7.

In the trenches, Kevin Danser from San Jose Bellarmine Prep was probably the top prospect there and moved well with good agility. Matt Shinn from Los Osos also continued his good week.

During the 7-on-7 tournament, the team with Brehaut, Bennett and Jerry Neuheisel made it to the finals, but lost in overtime of the "Rose Bowl". Brehaut threw some very nice passes, including a pump fake that Radley made the corner bite bad on and waltzed into the end zone and a beauty from Brehaut. Bennett also three some nice balls as did his fellow Serra League quarterback Neuheisel.

The intriguing part was watching Brehaut playing linebacker and receiver during the drills. On one play in particular, Brehaut was shaken by a running back badly, to which one onlooker said "that's why you play quarterback", drawing a chuckle from Brehaut.

Michael Philipp, the elite offensive lineman from San Bernardino Arroyo Valley was on campus and took another tour, going with elite offensive tackle Stan Hasiak from Hawaii. Brehaut spent time with them after practice. Marlon Brown, the elite receiver from Tennessee, took an unofficial visit and toured the campus as well, in the afternoon and from all accounts, it went very well.


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