National Signing Day: UCLA Football’s Top 5 Signings in the Jim Mora Era

Feb 4, 2015; Plano, TX, USA; SoSo Jamabo smiles after announcing he will be attending UCLA Bruins at Plano West High School. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 4, 2015; Plano, TX, USA; SoSo Jamabo smiles after announcing he will be attending UCLA Bruins at Plano West High School. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 26, 2015; Tucson, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Soso Jamabo (1) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. UCLA won 56-30. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2015; Tucson, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Soso Jamabo (1) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. UCLA won 56-30. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Soso Jamabo

2015, 5-star, RB, #18 National Rank, #1 Position Rank

The Bruins got the top quarterback, tight end and running back in the class of 2015.

Thats running back was Soso Jamabo.  Jamabo was one of the most explosive running backs to come out of Texas that year. His mixture of size and speed made in both elusive and powerful.

Heading into the 2015 season, the Bruins were going to be with superstar running back Paul Perkins for one more season and were also doing well with backup Nate Starks.

Unfortunately, both players were limited mid-season due to injuries, and that is when Jamabo and fellow freshman Bolu Olorunfunmi stepped in and handled the running game for the Bruins with a seamless transition.

Jamabo not only commanded the position with confidence, but became second on the team in rushing yards with 404 behind Perkins’ 1,343. Jamabo was also second on the team in yards per carry with 6.1 behind Starks’ 6.4.