It is not quite official yet, but it appears as though Kyonta Stallworth, a 6'4, 270-lb offensive lineman from South Lake High School is nearing his first offer.
"UCLA said right after Signing Day," head coach Chanterius Brock said.
The Bruins have been in touch along with several others who see the potential Brock's young pupil has.
"Syracuse, before the whole coach fallout, Coach Wheatley said he wanted to be first offer too, so once things settle down out there, we'll see what happens. Michigan, they know of him, Coach Funk was waiting on the film, and they're in the process of checking it out. Michigan State has shown interest and that's probably it right now."
Stallworth was able to visit both Michigan State and Michigan during the fall.
Both schools along with Syracuse and UCLA are likely to receive more and more competition as programs find out what he can do.
"First, the God given stuff," Brock explained. "The kid's a combination of height, weight, and athletic ability. He's 6'4 and still growing. He's a legit 270 with a frame that could top out at 6'6, 300-lbs and still remain athletic. He's a natural bender and good overall athlete."
Athleticism and size are great prerequisites, but there are plenty of offensive linemen with those gifts who do not turn out. Luckily, Stallworth has some intangibles too.
"Mentally he's a nasty piece of work, and that helps him a lot. He's still got some work to do with technique that he has to get better at but just as a package right now, with two more years of high school football, he's going to be a good one."
Sounds like the Bruins already know that.