As expected, the UCLA football recruiting received a nice boost as four-star offensive lineman Christian Morris committed to UCLA.
We have discussed Christian Morris’ recruitment and created a nice profile here, and we note that he’s much more than some sort of consolation prize. That notion is tempting, since UCLA did lose highly-touted defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes and offensive tackle Nico Falah.
But Morris is a legit prospect and is an awesome run-blocker. Dude’s 6’6” as we noted before, and he’ll be a big addition — literally — to a UCLA offensive line in need of some depth.
UCLA’s coaching staff now has four commits from SEC country, which includes two Georgia recruits, a Tennessee recruit in Morris, and a Texas recruit. Mora’s crew has done an excellent job of appealing to studs down in the Deep South, and that’s going to be crucial to establish throughout his tenure, be it a year long or a decade long.
So UCLA’s recruiting is healthy, alive and well, but it’s not exactly upper-tier — top 10 — just yet. We haven’t been top 10 in recruiting for a bit, so it only makes sense that we’re stuck in this perennial top-15 to top-25 range. As we’ve also said, we need to start winning games as soon as possible. As soon as this happens, the recruiting classes will become far more elite than they are now.
For now, let’s enjoy Christian’s commitment. The dude’s a very nice prospect and will give us exactly what we need to establish our offense.