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UCLA Football Recruiting: DB Carl Jones Commits to the Bruins

The 3-star recruit from Bakersfield HS flips to UCLA after decommitting from Colorado.

DB Carl Jones has committed to the Bruins.

The 2019 UCLA Bruins football recruiting class got a little bit bigger this afternoon when 3-star DB Carl Jones announced his commitment to the Bruins.

Jones made the announcement on B Varsity Live, which is a weekly show on

BVarsity Nightly November 29, 2018

Bakersfield High senior Carl Jones makes his verbal commitment LIVE in studio

Posted by BVarsity Live on Thursday, December 13, 2018

While lists him as an athlete, it seems clear from the video that UCLA is recruiting him as a defensive back.

His profile lists Jones as 6’1” tall and weighing 195 pounds. Here is his midseason defensive highlight video from Hudl.

247Sports’ Brandon Huffman quotes Jones discussing his decision:

My official visit to UCLA was really good and I learned a lot. We got in depth with all the coaches about character and what it takes to be a Bruin. The thing that’s stood out the most was that it’s really a family-based team.

After listening to him talk about why he committed to Colorado, hearing why he chose UCLA makes sense. It sounds like Jones likes the family feel of the Bruins.

Jones went into more detail about his visit to UCLA with Huffman. He said:

I met with all of the coaches and had a 1-on-1 with Coach (Chip) Kelly,” said Jones. “We talked about being a Bruin and how would I fit in to the program. Then I talked defensive schemes with Coach (Paul) Rhoads 1-on-1 then I was with Coach Azz (Jerry Azzinaro), talking about their philosophy on how they call plays on defense.

According to the B Varsity video, Jones will be signing his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday afternoon at 12:45 pm at Bakersfield HS.

Welcome to Westwood, Carl!

Recruiting Notes

QB Jayden Daniels, who UCLA had been recruiting, committed to Arizona State today. This might seem like a blow to the Bruins as many thought that Daniels could come in and challenge for the starting job next season but, given the fact that Chase Griffin was recently named the Gatorade Texas Football Player of the Year, it may not be as big a blow as it could have been.

Finally, here’s what the 2019 UCLA Football Recruiting Class now looks like:

2019 UCLA Football Recruiting Class

Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating Commitment Date
Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating Commitment Date
Sean Rhyan OT San Juan Hills HS (San Juan Capistrano, CA) 4-Star Signed
Michael Martinez TE Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, CA) 3-Star 6/19/2018
Shamar Martin CB Morse HS (San Diego, CA) 3-Star Signed
Charles Njoku WR Wayne Hills HS (Wayne, NJ) 3-Star 1/25/2019
William Nimmo S Mater Dei HS (Santa Ana, CA) 3-Star Signed
Duke Clemens OG Punahou HS (Honolulu, HI) 3-Star Signed
John Ward LB Palmdale HS (Palmdale, CA) 3-Star Signed
Datona Jackson OLB College of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA) 3-Star Signed
Beau Taylor OG Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas, NV) 3-Star Signed
Chase Griffin QB Hutto HS (Hutto, TX) 3-Star Signed
Siale Liku DT Oakland HS (Oakland, CA) 3-Star Signed
Jahmon McClendon RB Monte Vista HS (Spring Valley, CA) 3-Star Signed
Carl Jones DB Bakersfield HS (Bakersfield, CA) 3-Star Signed
Kain Medrano ATH East HS (Pueblo, CO) 3-Star Signed
Jaylen Erwin WR Hutchinson CC (Charlotte, NC) 3-Star Signed
Noah Keeter OLB Bucholz HS (Gainesville, FL) 3-Star 1/12/2019
Hayden Harris ATH Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) 2-Star Signed
Josh Carlin OG Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA) 2-Star Signed
Keegan Jones RB Cleveland HS (Cleveland, TN) 2-Star Signed
Jack Landherr LS Chino Hills HS (Chino, CA) 2-Star** 10/11/2018
Nicolas Barr-Mira PK Loyola HS (Los Angeles, CA) 2-Star** 12/5/2018
** denotes 2019 key walk-ons. Composite Ratings are from For individuals who do not have a composite rating,’s site ranking is used.

Go Bruins!!!