Bruins impress 2014 DT Tashon Smallwood 

November, 18, 2012
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Fresno (Calif.) Central is making a name for itself by producing multiple big-time defensive backs, but there are some big boys on the Grizzlies defense as well. One of those talented linemen is junior defensive tackle Tashon Smallwood, who holds an early offer from Nevada, but was blown away by a visit Saturday to UCLA.

"I've been to Cal and USC, but by far UCLA was the best game," Smallwood said. "The atmosphere was different. I liked it way more than the others."

Smallwood said the fans at the Rose Bowl were one of the biggest factors in making the trip a success, though the time he was able to spend with the coaches made an impact as well.

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