The UCLA Bruins football recruiting class is starting to come together. Just two days after receiving their commitment from Kajiya Hollawayne, the QB of the future got one of his future top WR targets when Ezavier Staples committed to the Bruins.
I’ve been very patient with the recruiting process and appreciate all the colleges that showed interest in me. I wanna thank God, my family, my coaching staff, my mentors, and my teammates for helping me make my decision. I have decided to commit to UCLA #4sup pic.twitter.com/0AGx2w7Bay— Ezavier Staples (@StaplesEzavier) June 8, 2020
Staples stands at 6’2, 182 pounds from nearby Millikan High School in Long Beach. He’s the nation’s 63rd-best receiver, according to 247Sports, and the state of California’s 42nd-best prospect for the class of 2021.
His commitment vaulted the Bruins overall recruiting class to seven total commits and into fourth in the conference, jumping ahead of Washington, who also has seven commitments. This is important to note, however, because Washington is the lone Pac-12 team with a 5-star player committed, yet their seven commitments don’t quite equal what UCLA has committed on their slate so far. Basically, UCLA’s average recruit that has committed, are better than what Washington has committed at this time.
Back to Staples, he had nearly 20 scholarship offers but chose to stay in California with the Bruins over the likes of Arizona State, Kansas, Purdue, Utah and others who had offered.
He’s a two-sport athlete who also participates in Millikan’s track & field program in such events as the 100 and 200 meters, the 110 and 300 meter hurdles as well as the relay teams. It’s safe to say he’s got some speed to burn.
His future teammates also shared their joy with him on Twitter.
Congrats✊ Welcome to the fam bro.— Tyler Kiehne (@tylerkiehne) June 8, 2020
Some highlights of Staples from a season ago:
Welcome to Westwood, Ezavier!