The UCLA Bruins Early Signing Day class of 2021 got a big boost a day late when Deshun Murrell recommitted to the Bruins following a brief pledge to Penn State.
After committing in the summer but decommitting in November, Murrell pledged and signed his letter of intent with the Bruins after all.
“It was a tough — very tough decision,” said Murrell. “I did go back and forth between UCLA and Penn State, and Penn State is a great program, but I feel like UCLA is trending, that they will be on the rise, and the degree I can get there with the networking really put them over the top.
“I know after football, UCLA will set me up. They have the best overall situation for me with academics and football. I went back and forth, but UCLA is right for me.”
With Murrell in the class, UCLA’s recruiting class is now 16 players strong who signed letters of intent on the Early Signing Day period.
Here is the official list and the biography page that UCLA put together for each player:
Deshun Murrell, RB, Centreville, Ala. BIO
Devin Kirkwood, DB, Gardena, Calif., BIO
Isaiah Newcombe, ATH, Queen Creek, Ariz., BIO
Tyler Kiehne, OLB, Los Lunas, N.M., BIO
Ezavier Staples, WR, Long Beach, Calif., BIO
Keontez Lewis, WR, East St. Louis, Ill., BIO
Quintin Somerville, DL, Scottsdale, Ariz., BIO
Kajiya Hollawayne, QB, San Jacinto, Calif., BIO
Thomas Cole, OL, San Luis Obispo, Calif., BIO
DJ Justice, WR, Mission Hills, Calif., BIO
Garrett DiGiorgio, OL, Phelan, Calif., BIO
Noah Pulealii, OL, Salinas, Calif., BIO
Benjamin Roy, OL, Henderson, Nev., BIO
Josh Moore, DB, Atlanta, Ga., BIO
Christian Burkhalter, OLB, Spanish Fort, Ala., BIO
AJ Campbell, DL, Akron, Ohio, BIO