Coach Adrian Klemm usually provides the 8 claps when we get a new commit, but today's 8 clap comes from Coach Martin:
YEE YEE #8clap— Demetrice Martin (@coach_meat) July 12, 2012
Christian Morris, a 3 Star OL (tackle) recruit from Tennessee has committed to UCLA, adding to our 2013 recruiting class. He is 6'6, 285 pounds and ready to be a Bruin. He has offers from schools such as Arkansas, Ole Miss and Tennessee, but UCLA and Nebraska were his final two choices.
Today he tweeted:
Which is the same thing Coach Klemm tweeted last night.
If you'd like to learn a bit more about Morris, here's an interview of him from the Opening last week.
He said he loved how UCLA and the coaches felt like "a family."
Once again, the coaching staff is showing no fear, going back into SEC territory to pluck more recruits out of their pockets. You have to expect the schools closeby will want to keep recruiting him, especially since his parents are concerned about the distance, but hopefully Morris will stick to his commitment come February.
Here's what SI had to say about Morris:
He has great size (6-6, 292) and long arms that he uses to ride players to the outside. But what was really impressive about Morris was his ability to move his feet to fend off inside pass rushers.
Sounds like a great get for us and his stock will surely rise, so watch out for other schools.
Welcome to the UCLA Family, Christian!