The Bruins have landed another standout offensive lineman. One of the goals UCLA had going into the recruiting process was get talented behemoths and thus far they have been very successful. This young man was at the Bruin Camp this past weekend and was one of the players that impressed everyone in attendance. Another good early get for UCLA.
The player is offensive tackle Sean Sheller (6-5, 265, 5.0) from Walnut, Calif. Sheller is really coming into his own as a football player and possesses a high ceiling. He was selected all-area as a junior, his first season on varsity. He fits the mold of the athletic offensive lineman the Bruins are recruiting.
"I just committed to UCLA," Sheller said. "I felt like I fit in there and Coach (Tom) Cable is the coach for me."
"Coach (Karl) Dorrell and Coach (Eric) Bieniemy did a great job recruiting me," Sheller said. "The education I can get at UCLA and to be able to play football there is awesome."
"I can't say enough how awesome it is going to be to play for UCLA," Sheller said. "I'm going to help them get a national championship and beat USC."
Sheller was recruited to play offensive tackle for the Bruins and the thing that we like about him is he's a team first type of guy.
Sheller is not sure if he will red shirt or not and he's fine either way.
"If I red shirt it will only make me a better football player."
Walnut coach Jerry Person said the following about his talented offensive lineman in an earlier interview
"Sean plays tackle for us but he has the feet to play guard," Person said. "He moves laterally really well and pulls and gets through the hole and doesn't clog it up."
"Sean is a terrific run blocker and does a fine job on pass blocking," Person said. "He needs to work on technique but he has all the goods to be a great player."
"I told Sean a year or two ago that if he does the right things that he would have an opportunity to get a D-I scholarship," Person said. "He's done the work and now that he sees the light due to letters from UCLA and USC."
"The good thing about Sean is he doesn't think he has it made," Person said. "He thinks he has to work harder."
"Sean wants to do the work," Person said. "He understands that you have to work hard to get where you want to go."
Looks like Person knew what he was talking about. Another good get for UCLA.