It has been reported that the former #1 center in the country, Fred Ulu-Perry has officially left the UCLA Football program and is set to transfer to Hawai’i.
Last week there were rumors that true freshman offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry was leaving the UCLA Football program.
Today, HawaiiWarriorWorld.com reported that the former #1 center in the country has been released from his scholarship with the Bruins and is most likely heading for a transfer to Hawaii.
Ulu-Perry was one of the biggest catches for the UCLA Football team in the 2015 recruiting class. He was among four #1 position players to join the UCLA Football team along with QB Josh Rosen, RB Soso Jamabo and TE Chris Clark.
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All four freshman played this season, though Clark had left the team after the Bruin’s first game of the season against Virginia.
Ulu-Perry had seen time on the field this year on the offensive line and even saw some time at fullback with UCLA’s power formation. Ulu-Perry played in eight games this year.
Because of NCAA transfer rules, the Hawai’i native will have to redshirt 2016, setting him up for a return to action in 2017. That season, UCLA will host Hawai’i at the Rose Bowl in a non-conference game.
The news of his transfer is huge because he was expected to be the heir apparent to current Bruin center Jake Brendel who is graduating after this season and will play his last game with UCLA on December 26 in the Foster Farms Bowl against Nebraska.