Kameron Schroeder kept a close eye on the offensive line portion of UCLA's practice on Thursday since he's a 2014 offensive tackle and he's receiving growing interest from the Bruins.
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks liked what he saw during the workout.
"I thought it was pretty cool," Schroeder said. "They were moving at a really fast tempo and the team looked pretty good. I liked how their o-line coach ran things there.
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"They were very technical about everything. They focused on the techniques instead of just being big offensive linemen. It seemed like they were elaborating on a lot of the techniques that I'm learning right now."
Schroeder, who's also hearing from Cal, Stanford, UNLV, Washington State and others, didn't get a chance to talk with offensive line coach Adrian Klemm extensively but said he likes how the new coach runs his portion of practice.
"I didn't get to talk to coach Klemm at all but I shook his hand and I met him," Schroeder said. "I did talk to coach (Jim) Mora, coach (Angus) McClure for a while and I ate lunch with their assistant linebackers coach."
Since it's still so early for Schroeder, he said the UCLA coaches didn't talk about an offer yet and would like to see him back at summer camp. After such a good visit on Thursday, Schroeder said a return trip is a strong possibility.
What could also help the Bruins with Schroeder is that former Cosumnes Oaks teammate Marcus Rios is a freshman at UCLA. Although it won't be a deciding influence, Schroeder said it was neat seeing Rios at practice.
"It was cool seeing Marcus down there," Schroeder said. "It looked like he was doing really well. It would be cool to maybe play with him in the future."
Schroeder is not done in Southern California. The 2014 prospect and teammate Sam Smith, a 2013 four-star defensive end, are visiting USC on Friday.