Sources have confirmed that UCLA is set to hire SMU offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Adrian Klemm as its new offensive line coach and run game coordinator.
Klemm is regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, particularly for his ability to recruit Southern California. He prepped at St. Monica Catholic High, playing with Marcellus Wiley, before playing for Hawaii. After a monster senior season following a switch to the offensive line, Klemm was drafted in the second round of the 2000 draft by the New England Patriots, and played in the NFL for five seasons. He began coaching in 2008 and quickly moved up the ranks, ultimately being named Rivals.com’s top non-BCS recruiter in 2010.
Here’s a great story on Klemm from Richie Whitt of the Dallas Morning News – check it out – and I’ll have a conversation with Scout.com’s Brandon Huffman up a little later.