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UCLA Football Recruiting National Signing Day 2017

UCLA begins National Signing Day 2017 with the #18 recruiting class in the country and the Bruins are looking to move higher.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It's National Signing Day 2017!!! It's one of the biggest days on the college football calendar as high school recruits are able to sign their national letters of intent and officially announce their college decisions.

After another rough football season in 2016, the Bruins are looking to regain their mojo and re-ignite the hopes of the UCLA fan base. Depending on which scouting site you prefer, the Bruins currently have a recruiting class that's ranked between 18 and 22 nationally. But, coffee is for closers and, when it comes to recruiting, Jim Mora and staff have proven to be the Starbucks of recruiting.

While that has yet to translate into the kind of on-field success Bruins fans desire, today is the beginning for every team's hopes of making the College Football Playoff.

The Bruins' current commitment list looks like this (bold text indicated LOI is received or is an early enrollee)

Name Position High school, Hometown Stars (247Sports)
Darnay Holmes DB Calabasas, Calabasas, CA 5
Jaelan Phillips DE East Valley, Redlands, CA 5
Jimmy Jaggers TE Roseville, Roseville, CA 4
Stephan Zabie OT Westlake, Austin, TX 4
Greg Rogers DT Arbor View, Las Vegas, NV 4
Elijah Gates DB Buena Park, Buena Park, CA 4
Rahyme Johnson LB Salesian, Los Angeles, CA 4
Martin Andrus DT Los Angeles Senior, Los Angeles, CA 3
Kanan Ray G Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth, CA 3
Odua Isibor DE St. Mary's, Phoenix, AZ 3
Jaylan Shaw CB Centennial, Corona, CA 3
Quentin Lake CB Mater Dei, Santa Ana, CA 3
Moses Robinson-Carr TE Antelope Valley, Lancaster, CA 3
Jax Wacaser G Saguaro, Scottsdale, AZ 3
Cassius Peat DE Pima C.C., Tucson, AZ 3
Morrell Osling DB Antelope Valley, Lancaster, CA 3
Zachary Sweeney C St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, FL 3
Austin Burton QB West Orange, Winter Garden, FL 3
Sean Seawards G Saguaro, Scottsdale, AZ 3

The class is loaded at defensive back and coaches Angus McClure and Demetrice Martin have done a heck of a job this recruiting cycle.

We'll be following the UCLA Football twitter account to get updates on when players have officially submitted their LOIs.

The UCLA coaching staff and fans will also be watching for a few remaining announcements today that could go the Bruins' way. In past years, we've seen how much excitement can come with some signing day announcements. The Bruins still have some needs to fill and UCLA is looking to add a few more big time recruits today. Mora and staff are among the finalists for at least four announcements today and, if these players put on a UCLA hat, our 2017 recruiting class can potentially finish in the top 10 or 15 in the country.

Notable Signing Day Announcements and times/TV

(All times Pacific)

OLB Levi Jones (Westlake High, Austin, TX), 4-star, 5am, ESPNU - Committed to Southern Cal

OT Stephan Zabie (Westlake High, Austin, TX), 4-star, 5am, ESPNU - Committed TO UCLA!!! (LOI Received)

LB Mohamed Sanogo (Plano West, Plano, TX), 4-star, 6am - Committed to Ole Miss

CB Chaz Ah You (Timpview HS, Provo, UT), 4-star - Commited to BYU

WR Michael Harley (St. Thomas Aquinas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL), 4-star, 7:15am, CBS Sports - Committed to Miami

If a player isn't scheduled to announce on TV, you can follow Bruin Sports Report's Ed Lewis's twitter @Edward_Lewis for updates. UCLA Football twitter likely won't announce any new commitments until the LOI is received and official.

So join us today as we watch the Bruin commits email their signed letters of intent and we wait for the announcements of some of the remaining players. It's already a good class and it could get even better.

So, grab a cup of coffee and join us for today's announcements.

Here's your Signing Day open thread. Have at it.

#8Clap and #4sUp...BOOM!