tWWL Recruting Wrap: "UCLA Has Something Brewin'"

tWWL has a wrap on signing day which starts with the shenanigans going on with Hello Kiffin and Henderson. More importantly for us the note on UCLA is pretty fun to read:

The Bruins served notice that there is going to be more than one Los Angeles program that's signing the top West Coast prospects: Rick Neuheisel and his staff finished No. 10 in the final ESPN class rankings.

The Bruins were one of the bigger success stories on national signing day, when they landed four-star defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa (Portland, Ore./David Douglas), four-star safety Dietrich Riley (La Canada, Calif./Saint Francis), four-star linebacker Josh Shirley (Fontana, Calif./Kaiser), three-star linebacker Jordan Zumwalt (Huntingdon Beach, Calif./Edison) and three-star safety Anthony Jefferson (Los Angeles/Cathedral).

"We accomplished everything that we set out to do," Bruins director of on-campus recruiting Angus McClure said.

In addition to filling needs on both lines of scrimmage and signing two of the top running backs in the country in ESPNU 150 prospects Jordon James (Corona, Calif./Corona) and Malcolm Jones (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian), the Bruins added some versatile prospects to their roster. Four-star athlete Anthony Barr (Torrance, Calif./Loyola) could play outside linebacker or strong safety or even running back, while Riley could play in the secondary and take snaps in a Wildcat package on offense. Others are simply talented football players who can make an impact on special teams.

"The first guy that was happy when we signed this class was [UCLA special teams coach] Frank Gansz Jr. We look at that -- how a prospect can come in and add depth to our special teams and help our program right away."

The Bruins also did a good job of extending their reach nationally. Linebacker Aramide Olaniyan (Woodberry Forest, Va./Woodberry Forest) and defensive end Derrick Bryant (Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven) both were excellent national pickups.

"We sell the weather," McClure quipped.

Read rest of the piece here.


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