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UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Nab A Quarterback From Texas

AHMB noted in his recruiting reset this am that a QB signing is a "must" for this off-season. Well the wait is over. As fanshotted by 4everBruin T. J. Millweard from All Saints' Episcopal School (Forth Worth, Texas) has just committed to UCLA. At 6'5, 205 Millweard could potentially be a good fit in Coach Noel Mazzone's offense at UCLA. A tall QB with a gun from Texas. Hmm. Someone needs to put together some Tommy Maddox highlights on YouTube [better than drudging up this painful memory (warning ugly band tune in the background) ] to remind us how such a QB can be pretty cool thing in an explosive Bruin offense.

It was his relationship with Mazzone that resulted in this commitment for UCLA. Millweard was a commit for Virginia Tech before switching over to Arizona State. Once Mazzone to UCLA became official speculation heated up about his commitment to UCLA. After last weekend's recruiting trip, he didn't waste any time to make the decision. He probably also wanted to commit fast before Nathan Sudfield tripped to UCLA (which was supposed to be this upcoming weekend IIRC). It will be interesting to see what Sudfield and our coaches decide to do.

Either way Milweard's decision addresses a big need in terms of depth concern at QB for UCLA. More on him after the jump.

If you have not seen Milweard's tape before, you can check out here (via DevilsDigestTV). You can also check out his profile on which provides the following assessment:

This evaluation is based on a 7 on 7 tournament so not everything can be scrutinized. He has great leadership skills and plays well under pressure when the game is on the line. He made several amazing passes to the corner of the end zone putting it in perfect stride with his receiver and so that only his receiver could catch it. Had a couple of passes sail on him but he was very accurate on the day, needs to get a bit quicker on the release.

A little more at ESPN lists him as a 4 star QB fwiw. With Milweard's commitment UCLA's QB depth chart shapes up like this for 2013 season:

Brett Hundley (redshirt sophomore)
T. J. Millweard (redshirt freshman)
Jerry Neuheisel (redshirt freshman)
Eddie Printz (true freshman)

I imagine the coaches will be looking to take at least 2 QBs (including Printz) for the class of 2013. I will also not be surprised if we see a QB transferring into Westwood. All in all, the way Jim Mora and Noel Mazzone have addressed the depth issue at this position the last few weeks has been pretty encouraging.

Welcome to Westwood TJ.