The UCLA Bruins might have lost a basketball player to the NBA Draft in Jordan Adams, but the Bruins football team just landed another recruit for the 2015 class in 4* WR LJ Reed (thanks to Bruins #1 for getting to the news first on BN and Greg Biggins for reporting it on Twitter).
Very nice pickup for #UCLA in Elk Grove (Calif) Cosumnes Oaks LJ Reed, maybe the most athletic/explosive of all the big 6-3+ WRs out west— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) April 27, 2014
At 6'3" and 200 pounds, he is a wide receiver from Cosumnes Oaks HS up north in Elk Grove, CA. He had 30 catches for 356 yards and 9 receiving touchdowns while also throwing for a pair of touchdowns as a junior this last season.
Reed had offers from fellow Pac-12 rivals like Washington, Arizona, Washington State and Arizona State. He will be the third player on UCLA's roster from Cosumnes Oaks joining CB Marcus Rios and incoming WR Alex Van Dyke. He's also not a bad basketball player, averaging 12 points and 9 rebounds a game as a junior. Check the bounce below:
Reed is the 7th commitment so far in the 2015 class and there has been a clear offensive theme to the group thus far (a 5* QB, a 5* TE, a 4* OL, a 4* ATH who looks like he'll be a RB, and a 3* RB).
Per Scout, Reed is a 4* recruit and the #14 WR and #130 overall, giving UCLA the #6 class nationally and the highest star rating per recruit in the country.
Per Rivals, he's also a 4*, #237 overall prospect (#28 at WR) and the Bruins 4th commitment in their top 250 recruits and the #10 class in the country so far.
Per ESPN (who are usually really down on any player west of Texas), he's a 4*, #34 in the state of California and #53 in the West region. Borderline top 300 guy for ESPN and along with this video from their Recruiting Nation featuring Reed.
Per 247 Sports, Reed is a 4* recruit with a composite ranking of #234 overall, #29 at WR and #32 in California.
You can check out his Junior highlights on Hudl here, or that ESPN video that also features a lot of highlights.
Good day for UCLA football. Go Bruins!