UCLA Football Earns Commitment from Super-Sized 2025 Offensive Tackle Prospect

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UCLA football can put another feather in its recruiting cap by securing a commitment from Garrison Blank, a left tackle prospect from northern California. Blank becomes the first 2025 offensive lineman to commit to the school and the 10th overall member of UCLA’s recruiting class. Filling out the o-line was an immediate recruiting priority for DeShaun Foster and OL coach Juan Castillo.

The 6’7″ 295 lbs Rocklin, CA native also held offers from 12 other schools, including Arizona State, Minnesota, Utah, Cal, Dartmouth, Oregon State, and Washington State.

UCLA Football Adds 6’7″, 295 lbs Offensive Tackle

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Blank has actually slimmed down from 315 lbs.

Blank is a three-star by 247Sports, the No. 59 offensive tackle nationally, and the No. 74 recruit in California in 2025.

“About a month ago after my unofficial visit,” Blank told 247 Sports, “I fell in love with the school and knew it was the place to be.”

UCLA football extended an offer to Blank shortly after Foster was hired as head coach, then took an official visit on May 10th. Blank described UCLA as feeling like ‘home’ and the ‘right place to be.’

Expert Recruiting Analysis of Garrison Blank

“Blank is a true tackle prospect with a huge frame. H5e’s all of the 6-7, 300 pounds he’s listed at with big hands and an 80″+ wingspan. He played offensive guard as a sophomore and moved to left tackle as a junior and made a huge jump in development and physicality.

He’s a dominant run blocker who just mauls opposing linemen at this level. He plays through the whistle and has a nice edge in his game that you to have to excel in the trenches at the next level. He’s strong at the point of attack and plays with good pad level and leverage, especially for a tackle with his length. He can pull, trap and cave in an entire side of the defensive line.

He shows good quickness off the snap and can get to the second level but improving his overall athleticism and lateral mobility is something we would love to see moving forward. Probably projects more as a right tackle than left in college or could slide back inside to guard but he’s a trend up guy for sure and shows a high ceiling. The frame, toughness and functional athleticism are intriguing and he projects as a high Power 4 prospect and multi-year starter at that level.”  — Greg Biggins, national recruiting analyst

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