2011 UCLA Prospects: Offense

With UCLA's 2010 class put to bed, here is an early look at the top prospects on the offensive side of the ball that UCLA is targeting in the class of 2011...

As the UCLA coaching staff starts to focus more aggressively on recruiting the 2011 class, they'll do so with fewer scholarships to give than they've had in the previous three classes. Right now, we're hearing they'll have between 14-17 scholarships to give.

UCLA stocked up on the defensive side of the ball in the 2010 class while emephasizing offensive recruits with the 2009 class. The 2011 class could be evenly weighted between offensive and defensive recruits.

Here is a look at who UCLA will likely be targeting for the 2010 class, with how many they will likely bring in at specific positions.  Players in bold have been offered by UCLA already, while the rest of the list is alphabetical (by first name).

QUARTERBACKS (1-2)

The loss of Nottingham makes getting a quarterback in the class of 2011 a necessity.  So UCLA will bring in at least one, and with the scuttlebutt being that the younger Neuheisel will walk on, in theory, UCLA will have two quarterbacks come in, but one will for sure be a scholarship quarterback.

Stephen Rivers, Athens (Ala.)
Braxton Miller, Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne
Aaron Cantu, Montebello (Calif.) Schurr
Andrew McAlindon, San Mateo (Calif.) Serra
Brett Hundley, Chandler (Ariz.)
Brett Smith, Salem (Ore.) West Salem
Chad Jeffries, Glendora (Calif.)
Cody Kessler, Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial
Connor Preston, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Derrick Brown, Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta
Evan Crower, San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine
Jake Geringer, Newbury Park (Calif.)
Jamaal Martin, Las Vegas (Nev.) Canyon Springs
Jerry Neuheisel, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
John Cabot, Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines
Kyle Boehm, San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty
Marquis Thompson, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Max Wittek, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Michael Bercovici, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Michael Eubank, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Travis Champion, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Trevor Gretzky, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian

RUNNING BACKS (1)

With two pure running backs in the class of 2010, in Jones and James, and a third in Barr, UCLA doesn't need a running back as much as they do a receiver.  So they'll probably just try to bring one in.

DeAnthony Thomas, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
George Atkinson, Livermore (Calif.) Granada
Harvey Langi, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham
Adonis Ameen-Moore, Denver (Colo.) Mullen
Amir Carlisle, Sunnyvale (Calif.) The King's Academy
Andrew Lewis, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt
Brendon Bigelow, Fresno (Calif.) Central
Cedric Whitaker, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor
David Jones, San Diego (Calif.) Rancho Bernardo
DeSean Martin, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bonanza
Dion Bass, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Jalen Roebuck, Tolleson (Ariz.)
Jared Baker, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Jordan Perkins, Lodi (Calif.)
Ka'Deem Carey, Tucson (Calif.) Canyon Del Oro
Kelsey Young, Norco (Calif.)
Kendall Brock, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Malcolm Thomas, Van Nuys (Calif.) Panorama
Nick Richardson, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Rhasheed Johnson, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Ryan Henderson, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Sateki Finau, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)
Shaquille Richard, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Superiorr Reid, Riverside (Calif.) Arlington
Taj Teague, Pomona (Calif.)
Todd Handley, Riverside (Calif.) King
Tyson Coleman, Lake Oswego (Calif.)

FULLBACKS

Antwaun Jones, Apple Valley (Calif.) Granite Hills
Rickey Minyard, Thousand Oaks (Calif.)

TIGHT ENDS (1)

With Young coming in with the class of 2010, and Fauria on the roster now, UCLA will probably just bring in one tight end/H-Back type this class.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Gig Harbor (Wash.)
Dillon Van Der Wal, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Josh Girardini, Torrance (Calif.) West
Steve Dillon, Palmdale (Calif.)
Troy Niklas, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite

RECEIVERS (2-3)

Richardson is the lone receiver that UCLA signed in the class of 2010, so UCLA will want to bring in at least two, but more likely three receivers in this class, and they've already offered five of them.

Devon Blackmon, Fontana (Calif.) Summit
Victor Blackwell, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
George Farmer, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Josh Turner, Oklahoma City (Okla.) Millwood
Kasen Williams, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline
Adam Judnich, La Quinta (Calif.)
Alexander Michaels, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's
Antoine Arnold, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral
Blair Holiday, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Brandon Taylor, Santa Monica (Calif.)
Chance Early, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic
Chris Walker, Reseda (Calif.)
David Richards, Palmdale (Calif.)
Demario Coleman, Oceanside (Calif.)
Demarrio Brooks, San Bernardino (Calif.) San Gorgonio
Devin Lucien, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Dezjon Walker, Chandler (Ariz.) Basha
Dominique Williams, Pomona (Calif.) Garey
Don Pearson, Las Vegas (Nev.) Faith Lutheran
Earnest Pettway, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Ernest Carter, Fresno (Calif.) Central
Gerald Nutt, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Jamaal Jones, Graham (Wash.) Graham-Kapowsin
Jemond Hazely, Corona (Calif.) Santiago
Joseph Pullard, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Josh Perkins, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr
Julius Childs, Lynwood (Calif.)
Junior Pomee, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
K.C. Pearce, Visalia (Calif.) Redwood
Kori Babineaux, Folsom (Calif.)
Logan Sweet, Santa Margarita (Calif.)
Mike Evans, Esparto (Calif.)
Nelson Spruce, Westlake (Calif.)
Patrick Onwasor, Inglewood (Calif.)
Richard Mullaney, Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Ryan Ena, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino
Teondray Caldwell, Venice (Calif.)
Trey Smith, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Wallace Gonzalez, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (3)

UCLA signed three linemen last week, but with departures from Hasiak and Su'a-Filo, they'll need to continue to shore up the depth along the line, so they'll want to bring in at least three linemen in this class.

TACKLES

Christian Westerman, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton
Akeem Gonzales, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany
Andrew Albers, Costa Mesa (Calif.)
Brendon Austin, Parker (Colo.) Chaparral
Brian Farley, San Diego (Calif.) Patrick Henry
Brian Moran, Atherton (Calif.) Sacred Heart
Faitele Faafoi, Tustin (Calif.)
Isaac Asiata, Spanish Fork (Utah)
Isaiah Henderson, Berkeley (Calif.)
Jacob Arzouman, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe
Jamal Prater, Etiwanda (Calif.)
Jordan Rigsbee, Chico (Calif.) Pleasant Valley
Justin Hansen, Longmont (Colo.)
Marcus Martin, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Matthew Hegarty, Aztec (N.M.)
Mike Padovese, Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic
Patrick Carroll, La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis
Paulay Asiata, Honolulu (Hawaii) Word Of Life
Ryker Matthews, American Fork (Utah)
Wendell Taiese, Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds

GUARDS

Alapati Fuaga, Nanakuli (Hawaii)
Cameron Palmer, Pasadena (Calif.) Muir
Christian Soto, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Cyrus Hobbi, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
Daniel Saipale, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Gary Womack, Merced (Calif.)
Isaac Luatua, La Mirada (Calif.)
J.B. Salem, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor
Jacob Welter, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista
Jamal Napeahi, Kahuku (Hawaii)
John Haupt, Placentia (Calif.) El Dorado
Jordan Becar, San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon
Kalvin Cusick, Provo (Utah) Timpview
Kevin Casey, La Habra (Calif.)
Kevin Harvell, Alameda (Calif.)
Siaosi Aiono, Covina (Calif.) South Hills
Victor Woolem, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

CENTERS

Andy Orozco, Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak
Junior Togiaso, La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day

KICKERS

Connor Loftus, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Jake Van Ginkel, Upland (Calif.)


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