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The UCLA Football program picked up the 14th verbal commitment for the Fall 2013 recruiting class, when Long Beach Poly LB Jayon Brown announced that he will be a Bruin.
Coach Mora and the Bruins have been collecting recruits over the last couple of weeks. Yesterday, a silent commit to UCLA went public with his commitment. Kenneth Powers was the first to break the news on BN that Long Beach Poly linebacker Jayon Brown will be a Bruin.
"I actually committed a couple of weeks ago but kept it private, Im ready to go public now, Im a Bruin and very excited" Poly LB Jayon Brown— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) September 27, 2012
Jayon plays outside linebacker for Poly, but at anywhere between 5'10" 180 and 6'1 205, many of the rating services see him as a defensive back at the collegiate level, or at least as a candidate for a hybrid role at UCLA. Scout rates him as a 2-star recruit at Safety, while Rivals gives him 3-stars as a linebacker, as does ESPN.
His highlight video is available via Long Beach Poly Football's YouTube channel.
"UCLA is great," Brown said. "It's close to home, they offer a great education and they have a great coaching staff. I love the defense they run and how the staff prepares their players."
... "I'm going to take my visits and just be certain of my decision. But I'm pretty sold on UCLA so that will be tough for me to change my mind."
Welcome to Westwood, Jayon!
In other UCLA Football recruiting news. Biggins also tweeted on Wednesday that Crenshaw High's Mossi Johnson (6'1, 185. Rivals 3-star WR, Scout 3-star Safety) has been offered a scholarship in the 2013 class. UCLA is the first BCS-conference program to offer, though per Rivals, he should be getting more looks.
Has any prospect of any age played his way onto your radar so far this high school season?
... but this summer one guy in particular stood out and that is Los Angeles Crenshaw athlete Mossi Johnson.
I saw Johnson at the B2G Elite Camp and he was among the best receivers there and that included four-star Laquon Treadwell, who has offers from all over the place.
Johnson only has an offer from UNLV and is hearing from Arizona State and some others and that's a surprise. Send some tape out from that camp and I'm sure he'd get some more offers. He has great hands, he's athletic, catches everything and if he ends up at UNLV it would be a major steal.
Mossi's obligatory YouTube highlight tape is here. ESPN notes that Scott Quessenberry, one of the top Centers in this recruiting class (Carlsbad - La Costa Canyon HS) has made a silent verbal commitment to an as yet unknown school - UCLA is considered to be one of his finalists.