The National Signing Day extravaganza has come and gone and now it is time to celebrate in Westwood. The #BruinRevolution continues to roll as UCLA picked up another Top 25 class for NSD 2014 and here at GJB, we cannot wait for football season.
The Bruins, who had amassed the majority of their class before signing day, topped it off with a commitment from #7 ranked middle linebacker in the nation, Kenny Young. The Louisiana product had offers from Arkansas and LSU, but in the end, decided to take his talents out of state to the new “Linebacker U”. And as a whole, UCLA’s recruiting class looks VERY good.
So let us take a look at your Bruin recruiting class for 2014:
COMMITMENTS THAT SIGNED THEIR NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT
Matt Dickerson, DE, San Mateo, CA (Junipero Serra), 6’5″, 260 lbs., 4-star
Denzel Fisher, CB, Compton, CA (Centennial), 6’2″, 170 lbs., 3-star
Cameron Griffin, MLB, Los Angeles, CA (View Park), 6’3″, 210 lbs., 3-star
Jordan Lasley, WR, Gardena, CA (Junipero Serra), 6’2″, 180 lbs., 3-star
Kolton Miller, OT, Roseville, Ca (Roseville), 6’8″, 280 lbs., 3-star
Adarius Pickett, CB, El Cerrito, CA (El Cerrito), 6’0″, 185 lbs., 4-star
Austin Roberts, WR, Carmel, IN (Carmel), 6’2″, 221 lbs., 4-star
Ron Robinson, S, Corona, CA (Santiago), 6’2″, 195 lbs., 3-star
Aaron Sharp, QB, Houston, TX (Summer Creek), 6’3″, 190 lbs., 3-star
Nathan Starks, RB, Englewood, CO (Cherry Creek), 6’0″, 190 lbs., 4-star
Ainuu Taua, DT, Lompoc, CA (Lompoc), 6’1″, 270 lbs., 4-star
Najee Toran, C, Galena Park, TX (North Shore), 6’3″, 258 lbs., 3-star
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, DE, Bellflower, CA (St. John Bosco), 6’4″, 265 lbs., 4-star
Alex Van Dyke, WR, Elk Grove, CA (Cosumnes Oaks), 6’4″, 210 lbs., 4-star
Jaleel Wadood, S, Bellflower, CA (St. John Bosco), 5’11″, 170 lbs., 4-star
Zach Whitley, MLB, Galena Park, TX (North Shore), 6’2″, 220 lbs., 4-star
Dwight Williams, OLB, Gardena, CA (Junipero Serra), 6’1″, 212 lbs., 3-star
Kenny Young, MLB, River Ridge, LA (John Curtis Christian), 6’2″, 225 lbs., 4-star
Great Group of young men we have that signed in this class.Welcome to the Family Enjoy the moment but Now the real work begins #UCLAFootball
— Brett A. Hundley Jr (@BrettHundley17) February 5, 2014
Aside from the kickers, UCLA was able to secure at least one recruit in every position group. With 7 offensive players and 11 defensive players, UCLA has really thickened up a few positions that needed it. And the talent, oh my! Let us give you several examples:
-The Bruins have three deadly wide receivers coming to Westwood in the fall… and they are all 6’2’” or taller.
-All four of their defensive line recruits are four-star studs who may be able to contribute early.
-They picked up a total of four linebackers, who not only give that position group some serious depth, but some serious talent as well..
-They landed a 6’8”, 280 lbs. offensive tackle. We can’t wait for you to get in the game, Kolton Miller!
Wow. Taking a second look, this class may be even better than expected.
Now just remember, this is the first day that recruits can sign with their school of choice. There may be a few extra recruits that decide to take their game to Wetswood in the coming days. Stick with GoJoeBruin.com for all the up-to-the-minute news.