April 26, 2006

Bernstine has ties to California

One of the hottest rising prospects in the nation right now is Des Moines (Iowa) Lincoln defensive back Jordan Bernstine.

The 5-11, 195-pound safety has seen his offer total rise dramatically in the past month after strong showings at combines the circulation of his highlight tape.

UCLA has been in heavy contact recently and Bernstine has serious interest in the Bruins.

"They offered me a scholarship," Bernstine said. "I've been talking with the coaches. I had been talking with them for awhile and I started to get to know Coach Todd Howard."

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area where he grew up until the eighth grade, Bernstine still has a lot of family in the state of California. He would likely have attended Vallejo High School in the Bay area had he stayed there, but he certainly has a familiarity with the Pac-10 and specifically UCLA.

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