UCLA Football Recruiting: 3-star CB Kendrick Torain Jr. commits to Bruins

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 26: Jaleel Wadood
SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 26: Jaleel Wadood /

The UCLA Football team got thicker in the secondary as 3-star WR/CB Kendrick Torain Jr. has committed to the Bruins for 2018.

BOOM! The UCLA Football team continues their upswing on the recruiting trail as the Bruins landed a commitment from 3-star two-way player — who will most likely be playing cornerback with UCLA — Kendrick Torain Jr. (Jesuit HS/Tampa, FL).

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This is the sixth defensive back that UCLA DB coach Demetrice Martin has landed for the 2018 recruiting cycle, which means that the Bruins’ secondary will continue to be deep and full of talent for the foreseeable future.


At 6’2″, 195 lbs., Torain is quite the versatile athlete. At Jesuit High School, he played both sides of the ball. As a receiver, Torain has good hands, decent speed and knows exactly where to be to reel in passes. That will help him improve his defensive skills in UCLA’s secondary (though with UCLA’s recent receiving woes, it would not surprise me if he is called over to the offensive side).

As a cornerback, Torain is good in both man and zone coverage. He is able to stick with receivers, is a big hitter and can break up passes or simply pluck them out of the sky. In essence, he knows exactly where the ball is and where to be to make a big play.

Torain chose the Bruins over the likes of Auburn, Georgia and Duke. Per


, he is the 18th best cornerback in the state of Florida and 65th at his position.

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Under Head Coach Jim Mora, the Bruins have consistently had one of the best secondaries in the Pac-12. The Bruins are already bringing in a lot of talent which includes 4-star DBs Olaijah Griffin, Cam’ron Jones and Stephan Blaylock, so the addition of Torain will make UCLA’s 2018 class that much better. Welcome to Westwood, Kendrick!