Player Spotlight: Jake Dean

PrepCa.com chats with the newest Bruin Jake Dean.

Our next player spotlight comes from the trenches.  One of the top lineman in the west coast heading into next season is Jake Dean.  Dean talks about his goals and why he decided to commit to UCLA so soon.  Here's what he had to say…..

 

Prepca.com: What is your favorite block to make?

Jake: My favorite block to make is a trap block

Prepca.com: What is your official height, weight, bench, squat, clean and 40? 

Jake: 6'4'', 280, bench-335, squat-435, clean-265

Prepca.com: Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers yet? As of right now who would be your top 5?

Jake: top 5 UCLA, CAL, USC, Arizona St, Colorado.  UCLA and Arizona St offered. I have committed to UCLA.

Prepca.com: What is your greatest football memory? 

Jake: winning the league championship my sophmore year.

Prepca.com: What are you doing to prepare for next season? 

Jake: Working out, practicing summer ball, going to hops (to work speed) and football camps.

Prepca.com: What are your goals for this upcoming season?

Jake: My goals are to win a CIF championship and go undefeated

Prepca.com: What is your strength as a football player? 

Jake: I know all the signals that are called in to the quarterback and I know everyone's position so I can help anyone if they don't know their play. H use my head a lot, I know what the opponent will do before he does.

Prepca.com: What is your weakness as a football player? 

Jake: I try to do too much.

Prepca.com: Who are some teammates that people need to watch for?

Jake: Thomas Diprima, Richie Raught, Joel Medina, Cory Yirate

Prepca.com: What teammate do you really respect the most and why?

Jake: Cory Yirate. He works out everyday and works harder than anyone I have ever known.

Prepca.com: What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten? Who did you get it from? 

Jake: Don't ever quit anything I started and always work hard at it ..my parents

Prepca.com: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?

Jake: My parents, both of them. They teach me not give up and not take things for granted.

Prepca.com: Who is your favorite professional athlete? 

Jake: Simeon Rice

Prepca.com: What can we expect from your team this season?

Jake: Winning league and hopefully CIF

Prepca.com: What are your goals as far as playing football in college? 

Jake:  Win a national championship. Make all Pac-10. Hopefully, go on to the next level

Prepca.com: What can you bring to a college program? 

Jake: Quickness for a linemen and smarts.

Prepca.com: What is your favorite thing about the game of football?

Jake: HITTING. Being physical

Prepca.com: What has been the most surprising part of the whole recruiting process? What advice would you give to athletes who get recruited in the future?

Jake: I was surprised I was offered a scholarship before the pre season work outs. Make sure you choose the right place for you.

Prepca.com: What was it about UCLA that made you decide that was your choice this early in the whole process?
Jake: UCLA has always been a college team I loved. It's near all my family, near the beach. The coaches there are awesome. I can see myself fitting in perfectly.

 

PrepCa.com would like to thank Jake for his time and for answering our interview questions.  We wish him the best of luck this season and in the future at UCLA.  Anyone wishing to talk to Jake can email me mike@24-7football.com

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