Bruins In the Mix for Rasco

UCLA is heavily recruiting the five-star defensive end from Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jermauria Rasco, and he said the Bruins are amongst a group recruiting him the hardest...

Jermauria Rasco, the 6-foot-3, 250-pound, five star defensive end/outside linebacker from Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, La., still has not decided on a top five list of schools.

Rasco, Scout.com's No. 3 defensive end in the country, continues to deny a leader but says the schools that are still recruiting him the hardest are Texas, LSU, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and UCLA. All have offered.

"I'm really not sure on anything right now," Rasco said. "I was planning on having a top five before the season, and school starts for me on Monday (Aug. 9), but I'm still not too sure right now."

"Texas, LSU, Alabama, Florida State, UCLA and Georgia are the schools that are recruiting me the hardest," he said. "Georgia has even been looking at me to play outside linebacker."

Rasco camped at Alabama and Florida State this summer, but has no plans on visiting any other schools until he decides to take his official visits.

"I did a couple drills and a lot of 1-on-1 plays at the camps at Alabama and Florida State," he said. "I do plan on taking all five of my official visits but I don't know where right now. I know I want to take an official visit to a school in Florida and a school in California, but I'm really unsure of where else."

Rasco said he's staying focused on the task ahead – having a solid senior season and finishing his high school career strong.

"I don't have a date set on when I'm going to make a decision and just want to get through my senior year of football," Rasco said. "At this point, I need to get around and meet more players and coaches, but I do know that wherever I go I want to have a good chance to start and get in some early playing time."

Other offers include Texas Tech, Texas A&M, USC, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Nebraska and Baylor.

Rasco said he finished his junior campaign with 109 tackles and 12.5 sacks while playing at the defensive end position.

He reports a 3.1 GPA and a 23 on the ACT.


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