In the wake of UCLA football’s win, the Bruins have earned a solid commitment on the recruiting trail, this one from Bishop Amat wide-out/defensive back Darren Andrews.
Greg Biggins broke the commitment on Twitter:
La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat WR Darren Andrews has just committed to #UCLA
— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) November 19, 2012
Andrews is a three-star recruit, and seems to be recruited heavily as a defensive back, primarily.
He’s a tad short, standing at 5’10” and weighs in at 162 pounds. However, what he lacks in size he seems to make up for in pure scrappiness, fighting constantly for positioning on jump balls.
He’s also lauded for his athleticism and though his speed and strength are not elite, he seems to be well-rounded, according to scouting reports, and he does a good job in keeping up with opposing wide receivers — when playing defensive back — at least initially.
The scouting reports seem to critique him more than give him praise, though, noting that his ball skills could use work and he often tends to run with an uncontrollably high motor, which sees him overpursue on run support.
Essentially, he’s a raw talent, but a talent, on defensive back, nonetheless.
UCLA has desperately needed defensive backs to aid in the backfield and Darren Andrews could alleviate such concerns in the long-term.