Freshman linebacker Deon Hollins embracing pass-rusher role

Four-star outside linebacker Deon Hollins has made an early impression for UCLA, racking up a number of sacks at the San Bernardino training camp. Undersized at 6-foot, 216 pounds, the Texas native expects to be used primarily as a pass rusher on third downs.

“Pass rushing’s pretty much one of my strong suits,” he said. “Just coming along, learning the coverage, learning the defense. I think it’s going well.”

Playing alongside All-American Anthony Barr as part of the Bruins’ deepest unit is also helping him develop. “It’s a treasure chest of information,” Hollins said.