The tight end unit for the UCLA Bruins in 2020 got a big boost when the NCAA granted a transfer waiver for immediate eligibility for TE Evidence Njoku.
Per his Instagram story, the NCAA granted Njoku’s waiver to play this season and he’ll have two seasons of eligibility left, not counting the 2020 season that was granted free of a year of eligibility for all student-athletes.
Njoku transferred from Miami (Fl.) after appearing in seven games with the Hurricanes in 2018, catching just one pass for 11 yards against Pittsburgh.
He logged snaps in one contest a season ago, against Bethune-Cookman, but with likely NFL draft picks Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory ahead of him on the depth chart, Njoku opted to transfer to UCLA.
And his waiver granted places him in a very fortuitous spot as the UCLA tight end room has been depleted after Devin Asiasi left for the NFL and a couple of fellow scholarship athletes decided to transfer away.
Njoku is the younger brother to Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku, and older brother to current UCLA WR Charles Njoku.
At 6’6, 226 pounds, Evidence was ranked by Rivals as the country’s 90th-best wide receiver coming out of high school. He had double-digit offers from Power-5 schools and choose his older brother David’s alma mater in Miami back in 2016.
His clearance for this season is a big boost and he should be in line for a ton of targets this year.