With spring practice slated to start in a few weeks, there are a number of UCLA Bruins that need to seize this precious opportunity.
For some, it's a chance to stake a claim to a vacant starting spot. For others, it'll give the coaches an extended look at what they can really do. It also gives the said players a leg up on the immensely talented recruiting class that UCLA is bringing in.
The vast majority of that class won't enter Westwood until June. As a result, this month of practice could go a long way in determining the prospects for some athletes next season.
Here's a look at five Bruins that have lots to gain during spring practice.
Here is the entire spring practice schedule.