Top 2023 Offensive Tackle Spencer Fano Receives UCLA Football Scholarship Offer
The Bruins are about to rebuild their offensive line and are already starting to fight back for the future.
The offensive lineman class of 2023 Spencer Faho received an offer from UCLA football on Saturday, he shared on Twitter. Faho is a 6-foot, 4,240-pound Timpview High School (UT) machine that grew up just minutes from the BYU campus in Provo.
Fano also has offerings from his hometown of Cougars, as well as Utah, Utah State, Arizona State, Oregon, USC, New Mexico, Penn State, Tennessee, Cal, Colorado, Stanford, Washington, Nebraska, and Miami (FL).
Right tackle Alec Anderson signed up for the 2022 NFL Draft on Dec. 29, and left tackle Sean Rhyan could be right behind him when it comes to going out the door for the pros. The only tackle on the list with the semblance of initial college-level experience is sophomore Garrett DiGiorgio, and the only tackle who will join the team from the 2022 recruiting class is local prospect Sam Yoon.
The tackles aren’t the only up front positions facing major changes in the near future, however. Left guard Paul Grattan has exhausted all collegial authority and center-backs Jon Gaines II, Atonio Mafi and Sam Marrazzo will all be in the same position for the next off-season.
Until 2023, DiGiorgio and Center / Guard Duke Clemens are the only really well-known faces still on the list.
Fano, one of the best tackles in the region and in his class in the country, could therefore make an immediate impression should he choose to come to Westwood.
The 247Sports Composite, Rivals, and ESPN have all rated Fano as a four-star prospect, and he’s a consensus among the top 3 players in the state of Utah according to major outlets. 247Sports has Fano ranked number 4 in the country, Rivals has him number 13, and ESPN has him number 17, but all three have him as the best candidate in their position in the west.
Fano is an Adidas All-American and mostly played right tackle this season as a junior.
While there are still 12 months to the next early signing stage, the Bruins are already playing a little on Fano, considering he had 14 FBS offerings and visited USC, Stanford, Oregon and Utah before UCLA was even offered .
But considering how badly the Bruins need to add offensive linemen in the next cycle, it wouldn’t be a shock to see coach Chip Kelly and offensive coordinator Justin Frye Fano making one of their top targets. No 2023 offensive linemen had signed up to UCLA by Sunday, and only one more – left tackle Elijah Paige – even received an offer.
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