May 13, 2004

Free Report: UCLA lands top OL

The UCLA Bruins have scored huge today. Landing offensive lineman Aleksey Lanis (6-6, 300, 5.1) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw is a huge feather in the cap for Karl Dorrell's program. Lanis is considered one of the best offensive linemen on the west coast. Coupled with the commitment of Jesse White (6-3, 290, 4.79) from Denver (Colo.) Mullen has the Bruins already landing one of the best offensive line classes in the nation.

"The whole recruiting process, I just wanted to get it over," Lanis said. "Since I was a freshman at Crenshaw I was leaning towards the Bruins."

"UCLA has a great tradition and a great school," Lanis said. "I have been thinking about this since the end of the season."

"I'm not a small town guy," Lanis said. "I was raised in a small town and I didn't want to go back to that."

"I love L.A."

"I like Tom Cable and he looks liked a relaxed kind of coach," Lanis said. "He wants to recruit the kind of players to bring a championship to UCLA."

"I have already talked to Coach Cable and I am going to get myself ready to graduate in January," Lanis said. "I'm going to take a history and English class this summer at LACC so I can graduate in January."

What that means to UCLA coaches and fans is that Lanis will participate in spring ball.

Lanis was recruited by Eric Bieniemy. "I like coach Bieniemy's coaching style," Lanis said. "His style fits with our offensive coordinator at Crenshaw. I think I will be able to be in tune with his running backs."

Is there anything that Lanis would like to say to Bruin fans?

"I'm excited to be a Bruin."

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