UCLA had a very successful junior day on Saturday. There were approximately 60 student-athletes on hand. Rivals.com was able to get the thoughts of one of SoCal's top offensive line prospects in Brandon Bennett (6-6, 300, 5.2) from La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat. Though Bennett didn't commit to UCLA, the Bruins put on a good show and he now has the Bruins very much in the hunt with two other schools.
"I really enjoyed junior day at UCLA," Bennett said. "I really learned a lot about the recruiting process. I learned what to do when I am faced with certain situations."
"UCLA is a good school," Bennett said. "Athletically UCLA is on the rise. I can see that the program is moving in a positive direction."
"I am going to want to see how things play out before I make my decision," Bennett said. "But UCLA is on the top of my list."
"I am also interested in USC and Colorado," Bennett said. "Right now those three schools are it for me."
"I am going to the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles on April 17th," Bennett said. "I am going to the USC camp for sure and most likely UCLA as well."
Bennett is a hard working young man who has put in the time and will continue to put in the effort to become the best he can be.
"I am glad that people are seeing the results of the hard that I am putting in," Bennett said. "It makes it easier to work harder."
In an earlier interview with BruinBlitz.com Bishop Amat head coach Mike DiFiori had this to say about his talented offensive lineman.
"For a 6-foot-6 and 300-pound young man, Brandon can run," DiFiori said. "For a big man, Brandon is very athletic and has great feet."
"Brandon moves so well that we use him to pull," DiFiori said. "We ask him to do a multiple of as an offensive lineman."
"Brandon is good now," DiFiori said. "But he's only going to get better, he has a ton of untapped talent."
"When Brandon grows into that body," DiFiori said. "He's going to be one of the best."
"Brandon is a good kid with a lot of character," DiFiori said. "He's good in the classroom and the weight room."