UCLA Football Recruiting: OL Caleb Benenoch Commits to Bruins, 2013 Recruiting Class Now ‘Vaunted’


UCLA football has added yet another offensive linemen to its cadre of big, beefy linemen up front in four-star offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch.

Here’s some highlights of the big guy, who comes in at 6’6” and 317 pounds (he’s No. 79 in the tape, but it’s tough to miss him ’cause he’s the largest guy on the offensive line):

Benenoch is highly-touted among scouts and his size is a major asset. Of course, the scouting reports also praise his mobility, balance and feet, while they also pine over his athleticism and initial punch. They love how “nasty” and physical he is and can’t seem to lament about his ability to block downfield (and he does this quite often in the video above).

Benenoch’s commitment comes six months after he decommitted from Michigan State, likely a function of all those new offer he received from major football programs like Alabama, Oklahoma, and Texas, but in the end, Benenoch chose UCLA as his destination after a resurgent season for the Bruins in 2012.

With this commitment, UCLA vaulted themselves up at least six spots to Scout.com’s 10th ranking in the recruiting class of 2013. Only one Pac-12 school lies ahead of UCLA, and that’s USC at No. 5, which took a fall from No. 1 after losing commitments and not getting any new ones in return.