Day 2 of Fall Camp for the UCLA Football team showed some surprises from the offense, especially the running backs.
It was Day 2 of Fall Camp for the UCLA Football team and we got to see a lot more cohesiveness and experimentation from the offense a day after the defense dominated. Quarterbacks Jerry Neuheisel and Mike Fafaul had taken the majority of snaps with the offense that showed a bit more consistently, especially in the passing game.
The receivers got after the ball a lot more and were connecting well with Neuheisel and Fafaul who did a decent job behind center. Aaron Sharp was quite impressive and showed he had soft hands receiving the ball. Devin Fuller was one of the more consistent receivers and was impressive on flat routes and passes to the sides.
There were a lot of back-up receivers getting reps and one that impressed was Brad Sochowski who at one point caught a diving 30-yard reception from freshmen QB Josh Rosen that was caught between two defenders. Freshman Stephen Johnson III showed off some moves as he juked-out defenders whenever he got his hands on the ball.
Though several receivers stepped up, the impressive part of the offense were the running backs. Returners Paul Perkins and Nate Starks looked untouchable and were very impressive, but the one Bruin that stood out was freshman Soso Jamabo. The former #1 high school running back in the nation got several reps and was making things happen every time he touched the ball. He was so effective, that the defense started to get after him and added a few “Welcome to College Football” jabs after each play.
One of the more interesting things with Jamabo was a play where the Bruins were in the Wildcat and Jamabo had a keeper and took it up the middle for about 5 yards.
Though Neuheisel and Fafaul were had the majority of snaps, Rosen continued to impress with the limited time he was on the field. Though Rosen looked like the best QB once again, there is still no word on naming the starter.
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