UCLA football has added another piece to its burgeoning 2018 receiver class, as Chip Kelly and Co. reeled in the pledge of 3-star wide receiver Delon Hurt (Anaheim, CA/Servite) on Wednesday night after he decommitted from Utah on Saturday.
With wide receiver continuing to be a position that UCLA football would like to restock after the departures of five receivers- Darren Andrews, Jordan Lasley, Eldridge Massington, Austin Roberts, and Alex Van Dyke- from the 2017 squad, the Bruins added another commitment at wide receiver on Wednesday, as versatile receiver Delon Hurt announced he would be joining UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class.
Listed at 6-foot and 190 pounds, Hurt is a shifty receiver who has the ability to play both outside and in the slot on the next level.
In addition to his versatility and athleticism, Hurt has strong hands and brings a tenacity to the position that comes with the territory for a player who was widely recruited as a defensive back as well. He and fellow potential slot receiver Kyle Philips will provide excellent balance for the class alongside bigger receivers Bryan Addison and Chase Cota, with each duo being able to work different parts of the field and beat defenses in different ways.
With Hurt’s pledge, the Bruins have five committed wide receivers forming an excellent position class. Additionally, wide receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty is still recruiting a few wide receivers that are heavily considering UCLA at the moment, so the receiver group is not completed quite yet for the Bruins. UCLA would ideally love to cap off the position class with 4-star Chris Olave (San Marcos, CA/Mission Hills), but has a couple other names under consideration for what looks to be the final spot in the receiver class as well.
Welcome to Westwood, Delon!