Bumped from the fanpost sections. Recruits who UCLA is doing very well with at this late stage of the (recruiting) game. - BN Eds.
Hey everybody, in the past few days many important recruits, such as Priest Willis and Tahaan Goodman, have changed their stance on their choices and have put UCLA on top of their list. Here is a revised edition of my first post. Without further ado, here are the top 5 UCLA Targets Most Likely to Commit come signing day. The other five recruits on the first article are still on the list, though. These are just some recruits to add.
1. Tahaan Goodman; S, Priest Willis; S
A complete coverage beast out of Rancho Cucamonga, Goodman has expressed interest countless times about attending the same school as fellow safety and good friend Priest Willis. On his twitter account yesterday, Goodman had a conversation with Willis about UCLA. He also said that he cancelled his LSU trip, so both Goodman and Willis will be visiting Westwood this weekend. Giving that UCLA is the only school on both prospects' respective lists, it would not be surprising if both committed come signing day.
2. Asiantii Woulard; QB-DT
The number one dual-threat quarterback in the country, according to ESPN RecruitingNation, has recently drawn interest from the Bruins. Even though he his the number one QB-DT, his list offers is not impressive: Clemson, Kentucky, and other lower tier schools (except Clemson, of course). Woulard is set to visit Westwood on January 25th. Woulard, a USF decommit, would fit nicely into the Bruins offense where OC Noel Mazzone would use him perfectly. As about now, I would say that it is a 60 to 70 percent chance that he will call Westwood home for his college career.
3. Tyler Foreman; S
A California native out of Crespi HS (Encino, CA), decommitted form the Wisconsin Badgers. At the top of his list sits the UCLA Bruins. The biggest competition for the Bruins to land Foreman would be the Oklahoma Sooners. I believe that Foreman will stay close to home and choose UCLA come signing day.
4. Johnny Johnson, Jr.; CB
At 5'10, he is short for a cornerback (although you cannot be too short for CB, am I right?) his two finalists are the UCLA Bruins and the Washington Huskies. Even though he is leaning towards Washington, I think that he will commit to the Bruins because of his ability to start right away, with the graduations of cornerbacks Aaron Hester and Sheldon Price. I think its a fifty-fifty chance with this guy. We will see come signing day.
5. Danny Mattingly; ATH: Committed to Oregon
Son of Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, I believe he will decommit once again (he decommitted from Notre Dame) to move closer to his family.After decommitting from Notre Dame, Mattingly's two finalists were the Ducks and the Bruins. So if he does decide to leave Eugene, I believe he will go to his second choice. The leaving of Chip Kelly will also impact his decision to go to UCLA as well. At a little over two weeks until signing day, this young man has a lot of decisions to make. I hope he makes the right one by going to UCLA!