David SillsUSC may have landed Class of 2015 quarterback
several years ago, but crosstown rival UCLA is making up ground with the country's top rising sophomores.
The Bruins have arguably been the most aggressive school in the country when it comes to offering recruits from the Class of 2015.
The program's latest offer was extended to Newbury Park (Calif.)
offensive lineman Zach Okun
, according to assistant coach Kevin Smith.
The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Okun started on the offensive line, going up against the likes of Oaks Christian, St. Bonaventure and Westlake in the Marmonte League, one of the nation's toughest.
Okun, who also saw some time on the defensive line, has also generated interest from Boston College, Virginia, Florida and others.
UCLA has made it clear that it intends to build inroads with young recruits.It famously offered Cordell Broadus
, son of Snoop Dogg, last month. In May, UCLA became the first to offer Darick Holmes
Jim Mora Jr. first began making offers to 2015 recruits this fall. Among the first offers was an offer to Arizona phenom Christian Kirk
and Georgia tight end Arden Key
Perhaps the biggest fish in UCLA's fryer is La Mirada (Calif.)
quarterback Kevin Dillman
. He already has multiple offers and could end up proving to be better than the highly touted Sills.
If UCLA misses on Dillman, there should be plenty of other options in what early on appears to be an extremely good year for quarterbacks
. The Bruins have also offered De'Andre Johnson
, who likely appears to be SEC or ACC-bound.