The Bruins are off to a solid start at the quarterback position in the class of 2013.
The early addition of Lassiter (Ga.) four-star quarterback Eddie Printz junior gives UCLA some recruiting momentum nationally. Particularly in the state of Georgia where they look to build on the past NFL success of head coach Jim Mora jr.
Printz may not be the only quarterback in the class of 2013 for UCLA. There is a need to add quality depth at the position for any offense, specifically for offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone.
Here's a quick snapshot of some names to watch for as the 2013 recruiting cycle continues.
At this point there are a handful of quarterbacks with known UCLA offers. Troy Williams, Max Browne and Hayden Rettig among others. All three have expressed a level of interest in UCLA, but none however seem to be ready to join the class. Williams is a bit more athletic and has some quick-footed ability, but is still developed as a passer. Rettig and Browne are perhaps a bit more of a traditional pocket passer.
In the end, Browne may be a bit more of a long shot, as he seems to be favoring USC, Alabama and others a bit more. Rettig recalls a very positive trip to Auburn a few weeks ago and almost seems set to play his college ball somewhere other than the West coast.
Wiilliams has expressed a strong early interest in Oregon and USC, but neither have offered and USC may not be a viable fit offensively for him. Adrian Klemm has developed an early relationship with Williams which could be a bridge as his recruitment continues.
On the radar
Sefo Liufau, Andrew Elffers, Khari McGee, Tyler Bruggman, Kelly Hilinski, Cooper Bateman and Matthew Simko are simply a few names to watch. It's not an especially deep year on the West for elite level quarterbacks, but the cupboard also isn't bare.
Simko has expressed a serious interest in UCLA however he does not have any offers to day.
Bruggman could be a name to watch. UCLA has increased their interest lately and he hails from the state of Arizona where Noel Mazzone has had much success. This could be one of the next names to emerge for Bruins fans as a serious target
Bateman is an elite option but has yet to give much indication where he is looking. UCLA could certainly be an option, but with those regards, he will need to display more interest in the future.
Liufau had intended to visit UCLA at one point but was unable to attend. He's perhaps one of the quieter names out West that could result from a big spring following some camp appearances
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