DE Kylie Fitts would be a big get
There are two prize fish currently swimming out in the Pacific Ocean. There's also a boat carrying four fisherman—all of whom are desperate to catch those two fish.
The fisherman are Jim Mora, Nick Saban, Brian Kelly and Lane Kiffin, and those fish go by the names of Kylie Fitts and Eddie Vanderdoes.
Vanderdoes is being heavily pursued by the likes of UCLA, Southern Cal, Notre Dame and Alabama. Fitts is also being pestered by all of the schools above, minus Alabama.
If the Bruins are able to sign both, it'd be a tremendous haul. Vanderdoes visited UCLA previously, and by all accounts had a great visit. He's very close with UCLA defensive line coach and fellow Sacramento area native Angus McClure.
Vanderdoes has also visited Southern Cal and Notre Dame officially, and is slated to visit Alabama this weekend before signing day. At this point, UCLA has as good a chance as anyone.
Vanderdoes could potentially be what Shaun Cody was to Southern Cal when Pete Carroll took over. Cody was the dominating defensive line prospect that chose to enter somewhat of a rebuilding situation. He ended up becoming a galvanizing fulcrum for success, and it was essentially the start of a dynasty.
A one-time Southern Cal commit, Vanderdoes was recently visited by Southern Cal AD Pat Haden at his sister's basketball game in Northern California. It obviously shows the great lengths that the Trojans are going through in order to bring Vanderdoes back into the fold.
Ironically enough, Fitts was also a former Southern Cal commit. After a messy public breakup, Fitts is back on the market—considering the Trojans along with UCLA and Notre Dame.
It's thought that Fitts would like to stay closer to home, which would bode well for the Bruins. Fitts' sister also attends UCLA as a student.
Pairing Vanderdoes and Fitts with current commitment Kenneth Clark could fortify the defensive line for years to come. Fitts is perfect as a defensive end in a 3-4 scheme, and Vanderdoes has the ability to play every position on the defensive line.