Last week UCLA picked up 4 star RB Jordan Jamess out of Corona. After a blowout win over the weekend John Young, the talented TE from Loyola High School let the cat out of the bag about his silent commitment to become a Bruin. Now it looks like the UCLA coaching staff is setting up this game week with a huge get - a 4 star LB - out of Virginia. Tracy Pierson from BRO broke the news:
It didn't take long for Aramide Olaniyan, the 6-2, 200-pounder from Woodberry Forrest (Virg.) High, the #9-ranked outside linebacker in the country, to verbally commit to UCLA after his official visit a week and a half ago
Rest of the story is behind BRO's subscription firewall. If you want to take a get an idea of what this kid can do here are some highlights:
FWIW Olaniyan (the former Duke commit) was floored by his visit to UCLA:
He made an early commitment to Duke, but backed off last September saying he wanted to open up his options to be sure of his decision. He has taken several unofficial visits in the last few months and has seen Michigan, North Carolina and Duke several times.
"The visit to UCLA was the best visit I've taken so far," Olaniyan said. "My mom came with me and I want to come back with my dad to show him what UCLA is all about. My parents are very influential in my decision and my mom really loved it there.
"I just loved everything about the school. Los Angeles is a beautiful city and UCLA has a great campus. I really enjoyed speaking with the players and coaches and it was nice to be in the locker room after the game and see how excited everyone was after the win.
"My parents are all about academics and UCLA has a lot to offer there. I want to go to law school and that's where coach (Rick) Neuheisel has his background, so it was cool to have that connection with him."
We will update this post as more info come out. Aramdie becomes the 15th commit in what is methodically shaping up to be another solid class for Rick Neuheisel. If the UCLA can take care of business on Saturday, Bruins' momentum will only get hotter on the recruiting trail.
UPDATE (N): WWL now has the news as they indicate schools such as Stanford, Notre Dame, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, Florida State and Boston College were after Olaniyan. GO BRUINS.