Bruins Evaluate Alemany Lineman

UCLA is keeping a close watch on Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany offensive tackle Akeem Gonzales, a 6-5, 250-pounder, who may not be done growing...

With offensive linemen at a premium out West in the class of 2011, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany tackle Akeem Gonzales has become a player that several schools think highly of.

The 6-5, 250-pound Gonzales has offers from Washington, Oregon State, Arizona State, Washington State, Arizona, Utah, Colorado State, Fresno State and UNLV and is anticipating more.

"I think UCLA could be offering me in the next week and I'm hoping that Oregon offers me too," said Gonzales. "My cousin, Saladin McCullough played at Oregon so I always liked them."

With several Pac-10 schools interested in him, it's no surprise that Gonzales' top five is all Pac-10 programs.

"My top five is Washington, Oregon State, Arizona State, Oregon and UCLA," said Gonzales. "Washington is my number one school, they were the first to offer me."

Gonzales said that while his size is ideal for high school, he anticipates getting even bigger.

"My dad is 6-9, 280, so I'm not done growing," said Gonzales.

Which makes offense the ideal side of the ball for him.

"I could play defensive end in college, but offense is easier for me and comes more naturally," said Gonzales.

Gonzales said he plans to camp at UCLA and Oregon and potentially Washington.

A decision won't come until February, according to Gonzales.

"I'm going to wait until Signing Day and take all five visits," said Gonzales.

Academically, Gonzales has a 3.2 and took the SAT in early May.


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