UCLA picked up a commitment from one of the top offensive lineman in the state. Lacy Westbrook (Compton, Calif./Dominguez) decided to end the recruiting process and committed to the Bruins earlier in the week.
Westbrook is a talented lineman who can play guard or tackle in college but was recruited to play guard by the Bruins. He’s a three year starter for the Dons but missed the first half of this season while recovering from a pretty serious foot injury that required two different surgeries over the last year.
“Lacy called up coach [Rick] Neuheisel and committed on Monday,” Westbrook’s father Lacy Sr.said. “For a dad, this is a dream come true for me. I can go to every one of his home games and even attend his practices if I want. UCLA has a talented all-around sports program but more importantly to me, it’s one of the most prestigious academic universities in the country.
“We’ve been going to UCLA home games for the last few years and Lacy was real comfortable with the school and the coaching staff. He had a visit set to Washington this weekend but won’t be taking it now. He’s a solid commitment and will only visit UCLA. We’ll be at the Rose Bowl this weekend for the Arizona State game and hopefully the team can continue to play well and get another win.”
In addition to the Bruins, Westbrook had close to 20 offers including Arizona, Auburn, Boise State, Colorado, Fresno State