This morning, UCLA Bruins fans can get their first look at UCLA football signee Sean Rhyan when he takes the field in the 2019 All-American Bowl. This game was formerly known as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Apparently, the U.S. Army decided to drop their sponsorship of the game.
Unfortunately, that looks to be the best UCLA fans should hope for from today’s game as the Bruins are not expected to land any of the seven recruits who plan to announce their commitments this morning during the game.
It’s always possible that there could be a late surprise, but, given how disappointing this recruiting class has been, I wouldn’t count on it.
One of the two guys UCLA had been recruiting looks to be leaning towards Southern Cal. That’s Orange Lutheran WR Kyle Ford.
Mater Dei ATH Bru McCoy, who has almost the perfect name for a UCLA player if ever there was one, will also announce. While the Bruins had been recruiting him as well, he is also expected to choose Southern Cal.
Of course, today’s game comes just a day after 247Sports broke a story which said that former UCLA OLB/DE Jaelan Phillips is looking to transfer to either Stanford or Southern Cal. Phillips was a big commit for UCLA just a few years ago when he played in the All-American Bowl.
So, today’s game probably won’t be what it’s been for UCLA recruiting in the past, but it’s still football and you never know what surprises could happen. Remember: these are 17- and 18-year old kids making the biggest decision of their lives so far. So, anything can happen.
In the meantime, what are your thoughts about Sean Rhyan? Or, maybe UCLA football recruiting, in general? Add your thoughts in the comments below.
This is your All-American Bowl open thread.