Fresno D-Lineman Commits to UCLA

Wesley Flowers

UCLA scored two commitments Tuesday. Wesley Flowers, the 6-4, 255-pound defensive lineman from Fresno (Calif.) Edison, verbally committed to UCLA this morning, according to his coach at Edison...

Wesley Flowers, the 6-4, 255-pound defensive lineman from Fresno (Calif.) Edison, verbally committed to UCLA this morning.

"I committed to Coach (Rick) Neuheisel," said Flowers. "They want me to play both defensive end and defensive tackle."

Flowers finished his junior season with 50 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, six sacks and two fumbles caused. He says he can bench 305-pounds and squats 350.

Staying in-state and playing in the Pac-10 were important to Flowers.

"I always wanted to play in the Pac-10," said Flowers. "My grandmother, who raised me since I was three days old, told me she didn't want me to leave California, so I took that into consideration."

He has a good, wide frame, and it's believed he'll grow into a defensive tackle.

Before the UCLA scholarship offer, he had offers from Washington and Fresno State.

"With the rest of the family I have, it was an easy decision," said Flowers. "I love about UCLA their academic structure and the environment there."

That makes two commitments for the Bruins from Fresno Edison, with Flowers following the commitment of Tevin McDonald.

The coach at Edison, Tim McDonald, who is also the father of Tevin, said: "I am excited about my two Bruins. I had a good conversation with with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel today. They are both firm commits."

McDonald, of course, is a former USC player, and his oldest son, T.J., will be attending USC this fall.

Flowers is a very good student, with a 3.7 GPA.

Check out an interview Scout.com conducted with Flowers at the recent Los Angeles Scout.com Combine. Notice in the interview how he quietly says he thinks he'll end up at UCLA.

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