The UCLA Bruins continued their hot streak with their ninth commitment overall and seventh commitment in the past month when 3-star WR Isaiah Newcombe pledged to the Bruins and Jimmie Dougherty.
Newcombe is a 6’1, 185-pound receiver from Casteel High School in Queen Creek, Arizona. He’s ranked as the 10th-best player in the state of Arizona by 247Sports and had 15 scholarship offers.
Man!! Words can’t describe how excited I am right now!! @CoachNewcombe @MsRachelN @UCLAFootball @GeoffreyLeins @CoachJimmieD @EthanYoungFB @CasteelFootball pic.twitter.com/rjL3pVo82z— Isaiah Newcombe (@IsaiahNewcombe) June 14, 2020
Newcombe committed to the Bruins over schools such as Boise State, BYU, Utah, Washington and a handful of other FBS-level teams. He projects as a surefire Power-5 Starter according to Blair Angulo of 247, stating he compares to former USC WR Deontay Burnett, now with the Tennessee Titans.
Lean frame with decent length and potential to fill out. Quick, explosive receiver who can stretch the field. Elite top-end speed and deep threat on every down. Shows tremendous body control and ability to shield defenders for possession. Very good hand-eye coordination. Dangerous in space and able to make would-be tacklers miss. Smart route runner who does well to set up defensive backs. Could continue to improve physicality, particularly in run support. Potential multi-year starter at Power Five level with chance to garner attention from NFL Draft scouts.
He seems to be very dangerous with the ball in his hands for sure and has great speed. He’s a college football legacy name as his father, Bobby, was a quarterback and receiver for Nebraska from 1997-2000 and was drafted in the 2001 NFL Draft.
Welcome to Westwood, Isaiah!