Alec Anderson, a 3-star offensive lineman from Etiwanda HS in Rancho Cucamonga, became the first signee of the Chip Kelly era when he submitted his National Letter of Intent to UCLA today.
Anderson celebrated his signing by sending out this tweet.
Mom Dad we did it I’m officially a Bruin this morning want to thank everyone who helped me get here @EtiwandaFB @rbourneII @BobbyPleasant1 and I would like to thank all the other colleges that offered me @UCLAFootball @MGardnerSports @GregBiggins pic.twitter.com/XTvZxCpWh6— Alec Anderson (@AlecAndERson75) December 20, 2017
Anderson had been committed to the Washington State Cougars until the beginning of December when he flipped to the Bruins.
His Hudl.com profile lists him at 6’5” tall and weighing in at 270 lbs. He runs the 40-yard dash in 5.47 seconds and he is benching 280 lbs.
Here are his senior season highlights from Hudl.com.
After making his official visit to Westwood last weekend, he spoke with Scout’s Greg Biggins about his commitment. Anderson said:
I met Chip Kelly on my earlier visit but it was good to see him again. One thing he stressed was he wants me to come in and fight for a job from day one. He said he thinks I can come in and be ready to compete so that’s what I’m working for. I just want to keep working on my athletic ability and ability to run. Overall, I really enjoyed being at UCLA and it solidified my decision to commit there in the first place. I'm very excited to be a Bruin.
Apparently, he was excited enough to become the first signee of the Chip Kelly era.
Welcome to Westwood, Alec!