The National Early Signing Day is here and the UCLA Bruins are looking to get off to a hot start for the Class of 2021. Below is all the news as it surrounds the Bruins including a commitment tracker, analysis, flips, decommits, etc., whatever we can find about the Bruins in this class.
Signing Day is here — and here’s hoping UCLA can rise in the rankings!
A.J. Campbell is first off the board
A 6’4, 240-pound defensive lineman from Akron, Ohio, Campbell became the first to sign his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday morning. He’s ranked as the 73rd-best defensive end in this class and 53rd-best prospect in the state of Ohio for this class. Campbell is a new member of the class, committing quietly two days ago before signing on Signing Day.
DE Christian Burkhalter is in!
Two signings in, two defensive ends down. Burkhalter is a top prospect from the state of Alabama, standing at 6’5, 230 pounds from Spanish Fort High School. He ranks as the 19th-best prospect in Alabama and a top-35 defensive end for this class.
Josh Moore officially switches to UCLA
Originally committed to Stanford, Moore decommitted from the Cardinal, committed to USC, backed off that commitment and is officially a Bruin. Moore is the nation’s 25th-best safety, according to 247Sports and one of the top prospects from the state of Georgia.
Benjamin Roy is a Bruin
Roy, the state of Nevada’s fifth-best player and 14th-best center for this class is officially a member of the class of 2021 for UCLA.
Roy ranks as a top center prospect and stands tall at 6’3, 275 pounds.
Another lineman is on the board
Noah Puleaii made it another linemen on the board for UCLA, signing his LOI early and becoming the first Californian in for the Class of 2021.
He ranks as the state of California’s 33rd-best player and one of the top guard prospects across the country, 16th-best in fact, overall.
Back-to-back Californian’s are in
Garrett DiGiorgio made it two straight offensive linemen for the Bruins, signing his LOI on Wednesday.
At 6’7, 295 pounds, DiGiorgio ranks as the 54th-best tackle prospect and 53rd-best player from the state of California. A big man, a big get for the Bruins on the OL.
DJ Justice is in!
Justice, the son of former Atlanta Braves OF David Justice, is officially in this morning, signing his LOI to join the Bruins Class of 2021. Justice is a top-60 recruit from the state of California and is an exciting add for UCLA.
4s Up for Thomas Cole!
Cole is one of the highest-rated recruits for this class that had already committed, and he made it official by signing his LOI on Wednesday.
A four-star prospect according to 247Sports, Cole is the 34th-best tackle prospect and a top-35 player from the state of California overall.
Dual-threat QB Kajiya Hollawayne makes it real
The nation’s 19th-ranked dual-threat quarterback for this class is on the board for UCLA, making it official on Wednesday with his LOI. Hollawayne ranks as the 55th-best player from California this cycle but should have a major impact as the potential quarterback of the future for the program.
4-star DE Quintin Somerville decommits from Michigan, signs with UCLA
This is a big one as the Bruins were able to land one of the nation’s top defensive end prospects away from a ‘blue blood’ in the Michigan Wolverines and grabbed the services of Quintin Somerville from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Somerville ranks as the country’s 16th-best defensive end and the fourth-best prospect from the state of Arizona this year. He had previously been committed to John Harbaugh and the Wolverines but decommitted today and signed with the Bruins instead.
He currently stands as the highest-ranked recruit for this class!
Keontez Lewis brings the speed to Westwood
Lewis is a three-star receiver from St. Louis, Missouri and ranks as a top-60 wide receiver, according to 247Sports. UCLA beat out several marquee schools for Lewis’ services as he had at least 25 total scholarship offers.
Fellow WR Ezavier Staples is a Bruin
Staples made it two receivers in a row for UCLA, joining Lewis with his LOI on Wednesday. Staples is the 72nd-best receiver in this class and the 41st-best player from the state of California, hailing from Long Beach.