Beyond blessed to say I've received my first offer and committed to UCLA #4'sUP pic.twitter.com/cwCm94aoVE— Rhedi Short (@Rhedoggy) October 1, 2015
Short, well, is not. He's 6-1 as a junior which is already good size for a defensive back, and you can see on the video below he is a big hitter at strong safety. The video says that he has 22 tackles, 3 picks, and 11 passes broken up already this season.
Here are his early junior season highlights from hudl.
The kid really brings the hammer in the secondary.
It's a long way until 2017, but the Bruins can always use a good crop of defensive backs to help defend against the high powered spread offenses in the Pac-12. And though I would normally caution a young man about committing at the first opportunity at the first opportunity that comes along (speaking mostly about girls here, Rhedi) I think that in this particular case, he made a very wise decision.
Awesome name, too!
Welcome to Westwood, Rhedi!