UCLA Football added a quarterback to their 2021 recruiting class, as three-star California product Kajiya Hollawayne committed to the Bruins on Thursday.
UCLA Football was in dire need of a quarterback to add to their 2021 recruiting class heading into the summer.
Luckily for Chip Kelly, the Bruins got that commitment, as three-star quarterback Kajiya Hollawayne announced his decision to head to UCLA on Thursday.
Hollawayne was one of just two remaining undecided quarterbacks that the Bruins were targeting. The decision is not much as a surprise, as the San Jacinto product had been tied to UCLA since the beginning of his recruitment.
UCLA had four incoming quarterbacks in their Class of 2019, including four-star Colson Yankoff. With current starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson heading into his junior year, Hollawayne could be in line to start as early as his sophomore year despite not being ranked too high by any recruiting outlets.
Continuing to nag in-state talent will be crucial for Kelly, as if he wants to experience success at UCLA, keeping California talent in state will be beneficial. Kelly recruited very well in California during his time with Oregon, but now must compete with the likes of USC and Stanford in the ultra-competitive California recruiting hub.
The Bruins have some work to do on their 2021 recruiting class, as they currently rank fifth in the Pac-12 and 64th nationally, two rankings that must improve in order for Kelly to gain the players needed to place the program on an upwards trajectory.