We all had hope that Miller Moss would ultimately choose the UCLA Bruins over USC as he had some very nice things to say about the Bruins through his recruiting process. Still, apparently it was always USC for him as he chose the Trojans over UCLA, LSU and Alabama this week.
The football recruiting world weighed in on Moss’ commitment with a slew of them saying ‘as expected’ or ‘as we all thought’ among other expressions of the like. 247Sports penned a piece that it was always ‘SC while even the Alabama-based AL.com website wrote that they considered ‘Bama to be a long shot but held on hope.
Making matters worse is the fact that Moss said he thinks he’ll have a positive impact on the Trojans already top-ranked Pac-12 recruiting class. Not so great news if that is the case.
And in other not-so-great news, UCLA head coach Chip Kelly found himself under fire for his tweet regarding the protests gripping the country. Though we documented the tweet here, as the LA Times pointed out, multiple former players of Kelly responded negatively towards his words on George Floyd’s murder.
Stephen Johnson III, a former receiver who played for Kelly in the 2018 season but left with a year of eligibility remaining as well as Bolu Olorunfunmi each spoke out. Olorunfunmi responded with a tweet thread, linked here.
Kelly has denied to comment further than his original tweet on the matter.
So, in other Bruins news, some positive things have happened including Michael Curialle of the baseball team who was named a Freshman All-American. There were the three Bruins who were named to the U.S. Beach Collegiate National Team.
And then there was the news that 5-star basketball recruit for the class of 2021 — Michael Foster — is strongly considering UCLA.
The UCLA athletics department also told the LAPD not to use Jackie Robinson Stadium as a ‘field jail’ again during the protests.
Statement from UCLA spokesperson Steve Ritea: pic.twitter.com/VaNYCG6AyF— Maggie Vanoni (@maggie_vanoni) June 3, 2020
We’re troubled by accounts of Jackie Robinson stadium being used as a “field jail.” This was done without UCLA’s knowledge or permission. As lessee of the stadium, we informed local agencies that UCLA will NOT grant permission should there be a request like this in the future.— UCLA (@UCLA) June 3, 2020