Cleveland Talks About UCLA Visit

Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers tight end Asante Cleveland had a good unofficial trip to UCLA and he talks about where he stands on scholarship offer from the Bruins...

Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers tight end Asante Cleveland (6-5, 230) is carrying three scholarship offers as he heads into his final season as a prepster.

"I've got offers from Washington State, Nevada and San Diego State and I'm hearing from Oregon State and UCLA a lot and they want to watch a couple of games of my senior year before they decide to offer me," said Cleveland.

Cleveland has visited a few schools with plans to visit a few more, unofficially.

"I visited Washington State, San Diego State and UCLA and I still plan to go to Oregon State soon and then Nevada," said Cleveland.

Cleveland's two visits to the Pac-10 schools were both good experiences for him.

He said: "Washington State, I really liked the campus and the environment up there and I got to know some of the players. They have a lot of guys from Sacramento. At UCLA, it was really cool and I really liked the school. They like me as a tight end. I have that feeling that they could be offering me."

While Cleveland is planning to decide before his senior season, he is also open to more offers, and official visits, come fall. In other words, he's up front about committing to a school and then taking official visits to other schools.

"I plan to make a decision before school starts and commit to a school," said Cleveland. "But I have an open mind and I definitely want to take all of my visits. I don't really have a favorite right now at the moment. I'm just mainly looking for a school that provides me with a good opportunity."

Cleveland also plays basketball but when he gets to college, it will be exclusively as a football player.

While most schools like him as a tight end, he said some interest is coming on defense.

"Some schools have said they like me as a defensive end, or a pass-rushing outside linebacker," said Cleveland. "I just like offense, but I'm open to playing defense."

Cleveland had 21 receptions for 462 yards and four touchdowns and earned all-league honors as a junior.

Academically, he has a 3.1 GPA and scored a 1500 on the SAT.

Christian Brothers opens their 2009 season with Sacramento (Calif.) Luther Burbank.


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