It’s official — Devin Kirkwood has committed to the UCLA Bruins!
Welcome to Bruins Nation, Devin!
Kirkwood made his pledge official on Thursday night, committing to the Bruins over at least 12 other scholarship offers. He ranks as the nation’s 231st-best overall athlete for the class of 2021 and the 15th-best athlete in the class.
Kirkwood hails from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena and ranks as the 22nd-best player from the state of California.
He’s likely a defensive back at the next level as the 6’3, 175-pounder plays all over the field at the high school level.
247Sports lead expert Greg Biggins had this to say on Kirkwood:
Long 6-3 corner who could also transition to safety. Good athlete who runs well and covers a ton of ground. Rare to see players with his kind of length have his ability to cover and shadow receivers down the field but Kirkwood shows the ability. He’s not a long strider, he has good short area quickness and closing speed and has the top end speed to run down the field with a receiver as well. He’s very lean and will need to add some size and strength but his upside is very high. Projects as an impact upper tier Power 5 starter and future mid round NFL draft pick.
He compares to current Green Bay Packers CB Kevin King and projects (at this early of a stage) as a 4-7 round pick in the NFL draft. Kirkwood is now the highest-rated commit of the 2021 class and the only four-star on the commitment list to date.
Welcome to Westwood, Devin!