The UCLA Bruins continue their Revolution with some more outstanding recruiting news. Today, four-star defensive back, Jaleel Wadood from St. John Bosco, committed to the Bruins. That makes the second four-star recruit to commit to the Bruins after defensive lineman, Ainuu Taua, did so this past weekend on his official visit to UCLA.
UCLA has received a commitment from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco four-star safety Jaleel Wadood according to @GregBiggins
— Bruin Report Online (@BruinReport) December 10, 2013
Wadood is the #8 ranked safety in the nation coming out of Bellflower, CA. The 5’11”, 170 lbs, footballer has also played at both the corner back and wide receiver positions, and we all know how UCLA does with guys that can play on both ends of the ball.
Wadood has had an interesting commitment process as he was originally set to go to Cal, but well, you know, it is Cal and they are not doing the greatest. Still, their big loss is a huge gain for UCLA. He was also being heavily recruited by USC, Utah, Oregon and Nebraska, to name a few, but it really does not matter anymore because the “Dood” is a Bruin.
This is the 14th commitment for head coach Jim Mora and his staff going into the off-season. The Bruins are currently ranked the 28th best class for the 2014 recruiting season. Wadood is now the sixth four-star to join the Bruins, which speaks volumes about the job that the UCLA coaching staff is doing in Westwood.
The Bruins are not done setting up for next season as the UCLA coaching staff has been hitting the recruiting trail pretty hard. Seeing as how recruits are taking to the staff, it would not be improbable to hear about more commitments this week.
Stay tuned, Bruin fans!