2011 Vegas DE Lands UCLA Offer

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman defensive end Jalen Grimble, one of the elite 2011 prospects, picked up his fifth offer and it came from the Bruins...

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman defensive end Jalen Grimble's fifth offer, and first from the Pac-10, came as a result of a solid showing at the UCLA 1-Day Camp.

The class of 2011 prospect is one of the top defensive prospects in that class, and UCLA has been on his radar for a while.

"Jalen got the offer from UCLA after he had a great camp and didn't lose any 1-on-1's," said his father, Jerry.

The Bruins joined LSU, Texas Tech, Utah and UNLV in offering the 6-3.5, 250-pound, Grimble.

"I had been wanting this offer and I got it and I'm really excited," Jalen said.

After leaving the camp, Grimble called the UCLA coaches and got the good word.

"Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and Coach (Todd) Howard were the ones who offered me," said Grimble. "The camp was really good. I got to learn a lot from Coach Howard."

Grimble also got a chance to tour the campus while in Westwood.

"The campus was amazing," said Grimble. "It was beautiful. It's in a nice location and I really liked the school and it's academics.

Despite the offer, the timing between now and Signing Day in February of 2011 have put no haste to Grimble's decision-making process.

"My options are wide open right now," said Grimble. "I have no favorites.

Next week, Grimble will be back in Southern California, when he takes in the USC Rising Stars Camp. USC landed his cousin, Xavier, the top-ranked tight end nationally, earlier this spring.

"I'm looking forward to getting out there for that one," said Grimble.

As a 2008 sophomore at Bishop Gorman, Grimble had 28 tackles and five sacks


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