D-End Takes in UCLA Scrimmage

Sullivan Grosz, the 6-4, 240-pound defensive end prospect from Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial, attended UCLA's scrimmage Saturday -- the second time he's been at UCLA -- and told us about the tour of the campus and his opinion of the Bruin program...

Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial defensive end Sullivan Grosz (6-3.5, 240), who camped at UCLA this summer, returned to Westwood last weekend for the Bruins' fall scrimmage.

"My UCLA visit went great," said Grosz. "They treated my parents and me extremely well. We were given a full campus tour by several people. Angus McClure showed us around the football facilities. They were very impressive."

Grosz had seen some of UCLA when he was in town in June for the 3-day camp (camping two days), but he was able to get an extensive visit throughout the football facilities this time.

"The training room and weight room had a real clean and organized feel and was very well planned out. They had a more practical layout than others I have seen recently. I feel like I could spend many hours down in that weight room growing to over 275 by my sophomore year," Grosz said.

Then he and his family stayed to take in the scrimmage at Drake Stadium.

"We stayed and watched the Bruin scrimmage," said Grosz. "There was a great crowd and lots of spirit on the field. I loved being right there but would have loved to been in pads. I really like Coach (Rick) Neuheisel's style. He seems to be a great motivator. All head coaches are, but there is something about him that I really like."

In addition, Grosz was able to speak with defensive line coach Todd Howard, who he worked with at the summer camp.

"Coach Howard spoke with me and was very encouraging. We got to work together at the camp in June and have had a relationship since then. He is someone I could learn a lot from," said Grosz.

Grosz, who also camped at Cal, Stanford and Notre Dame, along with the L.A. UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine and Stanford Nike Camp, said that UCLA has moved to the top of his list. While he is still waiting for his first scholarship offer, Grosz has been encouraged by the dialogue he's had with coaches, and knows the first few games are crucial. Grosz said, "UCLA is perfect for me. I have to say that it has moved to the top of my wish list. I can't wait to get a couple of games behind me and get the film off to them. That's just a month away."

The versatile Grosz, who has played tight end and linebacker for SJM, is now looking like he'll end up as a defensive end.

He's also getting attention from some Ivy League schools and the hometown school, Fresno State, also remains an option for him.

Grosz is an excellent student, carrying a 4.1 and he's scored a 1490 on the SAT and a 22 on the ACT.

During his junior year, Grosz had 114 tackles and two sacks from his outside linebacker spot.

San Joaquin Memorial opens their season on September 12th against Yosemite HS.


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