Spencer Fano, top attacking forward of 2023, receives UCLA football scholarship offer
The Bruins face a rebuild on their offensive line, and they’re already starting to make an effort to consolidate tackles going forward.
2023-class offensive lineman Spencer Faho received an offer from UCLA football on Saturday, he announced on Twitter. Faho is a 6-foot-4, 240-pound tackle from Timpview High School (UT), who grew up minutes from the BYU campus in Provo.
Fano also has an offer from his hometown Cougars, as well as Utah, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, USC, New Mexico, Penn State, Tennessee, of Cal, Colorado, Stanford, Washington, Nebraska and Miami (FL).
Right tackle Alec Anderson declared himself for the 2022 NFL Draft on December 29, and left tackle Sean Rhyan could be close to him in terms of exiting in favor of the pros. The only tackle on the list with any semblance of starting college experience is second student Garrett DiGiorgio, and the only tackle ready to join the Recruiting Class of 2022 squad is local prospect Sam Yoon.
Tackles aren’t the only positions up front facing big changes in the near future, however. Left guard Paul Grattan has exhausted all of his college eligibility requirements, and inside linemen Jon Gaines II, Atonio Mafi and Sam Marrazzo are expected to be in the same position next offseason.
As 2023 arrives, DiGiorgio and center / guard Duke Clemens are the only real familiar faces that should still be on the list.
Fano, as one of the region and nation’s top tackles in his class, could therefore leave an immediate impact if he decides to step out at Westwood.
The 247Sports Composite, Rivals, and ESPN all rated Fano as a four-star prospect, and he’s in the top three consensus players in the state of Utah by major outlets. 247Sports ranked Fano as the No.4 tackle in the country, Rivals has it at No.13 and ESPN has it at No.17, but all three saw him as the top prospect at his position in the Where is.
Fano is an Adidas All-American and has played primarily a straight tackle as a junior this season.
While there are 12 months until the next signing period, the Bruins are already catching up to Fano a bit, given that he already had 14 FBS offers and had visited USC, Stanford, Oregon and Utah even before the UCLA doesn’t offer it.
But, considering how badly the Bruins will need to add offensive linemen in the next round, it wouldn’t be a shock to see coach Chip Kelly and offensive coordinator Justin Frye make Fano one of their primary. targets to move forward. No 2023 offensive lineman had signed up to UCLA on Sunday, and only one other – left tackle Elijah Paige – even received an offer.
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