Thomas Cole pledged his services earlier this week, giving the UCLA Bruins their 10th pledge for the class of 2021 at the time. In doing so, his commitment jumped the Bruins past Cal in the race for a top-four recruiting class in the Pac-12.
Cole is a four-star prospect from 247Sports and his evaluation speaks to his potential:
Has an ideal tackle frame and is a fluid athlete. Has a basketball background and it shows in how athletic he is. Shows excellent lateral mobility and can get to the second level with ease. Converted tight end and has just one year of OL experience but shows a natural aggressive edge to his game. Can be physical at the point of attack and plays with a nice edge to him. Plays through the whistle and as he adds more size and strength, should become an even more physical player at the point of attack. Has a very nice upside to him projects as a impact upper tier Power 5 starter and future NFL draft pick.
And now, we can get to know the 6’7, 265-pounder a bit better with his high school highlights.