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UCLA Football Loses Third Commitment This Week

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Dayven Coleman is the third recruit to decommit from UCLA Football this week.

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This has not been a good week for UCLA Football recruiting.

It started on Monday when JC transfer Jason Dickson announced that he was decommitting.

On Tuesday, Ken Montgomery, Jr. became the second decommit in two days for the Bruin football program.

Well, it got even worse today when DB Dayven Coleman, who had committed to the Bruins in early July, announced that he is also decommitting.

In Coleman’s case, he made it rather abundantly clear to Greg Powers of Scout.com that he will not be considering UCLA moving forward. Coleman told Powers:

I’m no longer interested in UCLA. It has nothing to do with UCLA. I think they are a great school and a great program, I just don’t see myself playing there for the next four years this is a 40-year decision not a four-year (decision).

Ouch.

Now, all of these decommits beg the question: What exactly is going on with football recruiting?

Is this a result of the Bruins’ lackluster performance on the field? Is it the result of academic issues? Or, is it all just a coincidence that all three of these recruits decommitted in a five-day span?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of college football recruiting, we’ll never know. As the players have not offered reasons for their decisions and the coaches are prevented from discussing the situation.

But, one thing is clear from all of this: UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class has taken a big hit this week.


Go Bruins.