Defensive lineman Jalen Grimble (6-3, 265, 5.0) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman is quickly gathering the reputation as one of the top defensive linemen for the class of 2011. He earned his fifth offer this weekend and this offer was one that he truly wanted to land.
"UCLA's camp was good," Grimble said. "I liked it and enjoyed it a lot.
"I learned a lot of stuff that I never knew," Grimble said. "I learned skills and stretches that I will be able to use that will help me during the game from Coach Todd Howard.
"I'm really excited about my UCLA offer," Grimble said. "UCLA's offer was probably the one wanted most and I got it. I'm pretty happy. I'm real excited."
"I like everything about UCLA," Grimble said. "I like the school, the campus, where the school is located, their facilities, the coaches, and the way the academics are set up for the student athletes," Grimble said. "I just like the whole atmosphere about the school."
"I like Coach Howard, a lot," Grimble said. "I talked to him for awhile two days ago and I really like him. He's a good coach.
"I also like how UCLA's coaches treats the players," Grimble said. "Everybody is a family. They are one whole and I liked that a lot.
"I talked to Josh Shirley a lot while we were doing one on ones," Grimble said. "We watched each other and he told me some stuff that I can use. I even told him a couple things that he can use and that helped us a lot during the one on ones.
Both Shirley and Grimble took to the coaching received and were able to apply the lesson. Maybe that is why they dominated.
Grimble, who besides UCLA, has offers from LSU, UNLV, Utah and Texas Tech, isn't going to let his early recruiting success go to his head.
"I'm still going to keep working hard," Grimble said. "I still have two years of high school so I have to keep pushing and keep working hard to get that much better as the next guy. I'm just going to keep working and be ready."
"I still have a lot of fundamentals to learn and improve my overall speed," Grimble said. "So I will be doing a lot of running and training as far as getting in shape. I will be going out on the track and working on my 40s and running."
The amazing thing about Grimble is he is only 15 years old and he already benches 305, his squat is 350.
As a sophomore, Grimble racked up 28 tackles and six sacks.
Besides the five schools that have offered Grimble, he is getting recruiting attention from USC, Oregon, Oregon State, and Oklahoma.
Grimble will be at the USC Rising Stars Camp later this month and who knows, maybe he will get one there, too.