Men's soccer player Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative GPA
Bruins will return to Westwood after Thursday's practice; Fan Day on Saturday
UCLA - Will look to impress the coaching staff in his first spring practice.
2012 - Did not see action in his first season in the program and worked on both offense and defense on the scout team in practice.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered two seasons at Sheldon HS for coach Josh Crabtree ... Three-star ranking according to scout.com ... The nation's No. 61 defensive end according to scout.com ... Three-star ranking by rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 84 player in the CA/NV/HI region by SuperPrep ... ESPN three-star recruit ... Ranked No. 97 prospect in California and No. 119 defensive end by ESPN ... As a senior, he had 50 tackles, 8.5 tackle for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumbles caused, three fumbles recovered ... Named second-team MaxPreps All-Sac.-Joaquin ... Also played tight end and made 42 receptions for 522 yards and seven touchdowns ... First-team All-Metro tight end and first-team All-Section as defensive end ... As a junior, he registered 50 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and two fumbles caused ... Also lettered in basketball for coach Joey Rawlins.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Nathaniel Iese ... Born: September 25, 1994 in Modesto, CA... Parents: Okesene and April Iese ... Has one brother, Joseph and five sisters - Nicole, Naomi, Nahamani, Naarah, Noel ... Cousin of current Bruin Seali'i Epenesa ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as winning sections, NorCal championship and going to State in basketball ... Lists the NFL's Troy Polamalu as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include drums, piano, guitar, ukulele, singing, basketball ... Also likes to write songs.
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