Zach Sweeney from St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) committed to UCLA Football during his official visit this weekend. He is the fourth offensive lineman in the 2017 class. The Bruins’ other offensive line commits include center Kanan Ray, and offensive tackles Jaxson Kirkland and Jax Wacaser.
I would like to announce that I am officially committed to THE University of California Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/PtufktOpFE— SWEENDAWG™ (@ZacharySweeney6) January 22, 2017
Sweeney is bringing 6’3″ and 260 lbs. to Westwood and is the 59th overall guard in the nation and the 7th ranked in his home state of Florida. He comes from a high school that is considered a national powerhouse and, although he only has one other offer from a Power 5 school, his experience at St. Thomas Aquinas will benefit him in the long run. He was a three-year starter and that cannot be taken lightly.
247sports.com reports that UCLA’s staff met with Sweeney for an in-home visit last week. He told 247sports’ Ryan Bartow that he committed for "the education and environment. What's going with them once they get Josh Rosen back." He added, "I'll get to fit in and help them as a long snapper and on the field goal team and compete for the center job."
Sweeney is a true interior lineman and his Hudl highlight videos show him playing mostly in the guard position. He is seen clearing the road for running backs, which hopefully will help the Bruins with a run game. Here is his season highlight video from Hudl.com:
And, here is his midseason highlight video from Hudl:
Welcome to Westwood, Zach!