Just when we thought this week for UCLA football recruiting couldn’t get any hotter, it just did: 4-star center Fred Ulu-Perry (Honolulu, HI/St. Louis) committed to offensive line coach Adrian Klemm and UCLA tonight, becoming the third commit of the week for the Bruins. Ulu-Perry, who was a standout at Nike’s The Opening camp, is rated by the 24/7 Composite Index as a 4-star recruit and chose UCLA over Washington, Arizona State, and Oregon State.
On the heels of Stephen Johnson III‘s pledge to UCLA two days ago at The Opening and Andre James‘s commitment at the same event, Ulu-Perry’s commitment kicks UCLA’s offensive line recruiting into a new stratosphere. He is UCLA’s third 4-star OL commitment, alongside James and Tevita Halalilo. And Klemm might not be done adding blue-chip offensive line prospects to this recruiting class, as UCLA is rumored to be the favorite to land 4-star guard Josh Wariboko (Oklahoma City, OK/Casady) and 3-star tackle Dru Samia (Danville, CA/San Ramon Valley) as well.
As for Ulu-Perry himself, he is a 6’3”, 305-lb recruit who Klemm projects as a center, although according to Scout’s West Coast recruiting maven Greg Biggins, Ulu-Perry has the versatility to play inside as a guard as well. Per Biggins’s profile of Ulu-Perry on Scout.com, “He has great strength, moves very well and drew raves at the SoCal NIKE Camp for his advanced technique and balance. He’s explosive out of his stance and just runs over opposing tackles and nose guards. He’s very strong at the point of attack and once he gets his hands on you, it’s over. He could be a dominant guard or center at the next level.” Biggins also lists Ulu-Perry’s biggest assets as his feet, power, strength, technique.
Welcome to Westwood, Fred! We can’t wait to see what you have in store for Bruins fans when you arrive!