Signing Day Extra: Ben Wysocki

Name: Ben Wysocki
Position: Offensive Guard
Rank: 46(S) / N/R(R) / 40(E)
Positional Need: 8/10
Outlook: Wysocki was an early UCLA commit, verbally committing in early July, but the Bruins needed to fend off offers from Stanford and Oregon State, among others.

From what I’m told, there’s a reason for that.

I chatted with Brandon Huffman last night about UCLA’s class, and he said that Wysocki had the most potential outside of Brett Hundley, and he thinks he’s the kind of player who really grows later in his career.

Wysocki had a very good career at Los Alamitos, primarily as a tackle, but he’ll likely play guard in college. He’s strong but not freakishly strong for his size – about 6-4, 280 – but he pulls well.

Immediate Impact: 3/10 – Wysocki could be a Wade Yandall type who forces his way into the two deep but doesn’t see game action and redshirts.

Overall Impact: 8/10 – Wysocki has a ton of potential and could be a valuable two-year starter down the road.

Notable Quotables:
“At first, I went into the recruiting process not having a favorite school. I just wanted to see what happened. I said I would wait it out, go through all the official visits, and make my decision going into league. But I came to realize, where else would I want to go? I want to play for this awesome program. I want to go to UCLA. It’s such a relief now that I know where I’m going.” – Wysocki, in July






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  • Coach Thom

    With a few extra pounds and some maturity, Ben will develop into a very serviceable O-lineman. Go to work on him, Palcic!!

  • Dallas Bruin

    Thanks Jon. I’m really enjoying these individual recruiting capsules-very informative What a good day to be “working from home” due to the weather in Dallas.