While UCLA prepares for its annual showdown with cross-town rival USC this weekend, the Bruins' coaching staff found time to offer Andrus Peat, one of the top offensive tackles in the 2012 class.
Peat, from Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol, was thrilled to pick up another Pac-10 offer to add to his growing list.
"It's really exciting to receive the offer," Peat said in a text message. "UCLA is a great school and their team is really on the rise and has a lot of young talent."
Getting offers is nothing new to Peat, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound prospect whose brother, Todd, is a four-star defensive tackle in the 2011 class and is considering Stanford, Nebraska, Arizona State and many others.
Many top programs from across the country are after Peat and he has picked up numerous verbal offers throughout his junior season.
Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson, Duke, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, Oregon State, San Diego State, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Washington have all offered Peat, who said in the past he plans to take his time with his recruitment and not rush his decision.
Peat plans to wait things out to see how each program recruiting him performs next season before he makes a commitment.
Since he's only finishing up his junior year, he has more than enough time to figure out which program is best for him. There is also the possibility that he could end up playing with his brother on the next level.