The 2019 UCLA Bruins football recruiting class has been one of the weakest ones over the past decade or so. Entering the Early Signing Period today, UCLA has only one four-star recruit. That’s offensive lineman Sean Rhyan. This morning, Rhyan made his commitment official by signing his National Letter of Intent and sending it in to UCLA.
Rhyan only committed to UCLA a few weeks ago, but he is the highest ranked recruit in UCLA’s 2019 recruiting class. He is a big pickup for newly-named offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Justin Frye and will certainly provide depth to the Bruin offensive line.
As I noted a few weeks ago, Rhyan is 6’ 5” tall, weighs in at 300 pounds, can squat 500 lbs., and can bench press 340 lbs. He is definitely a big guy and his highlights show the kind of guy the Bruins are getting with Rhyan.
In my earlier article on Rhyan, I included clips from two games this season. So, for today, let’s look at his highlights from his junior year, or as he calls it on Hudl, his “Junior Seanson.”
Ironically, at the start of the season, I would have written that Rhyan fills a position of need, but, after the performance of the offensive line this season, it’s slightly less a position of need and more a matter of adding depth to one of the team’s top units.
Either way, the addition of Rhyan is certainly a good thing for the future of UCLA football. Now, hopefully, Chip can add some more blue chip recruits to the class to join Rhyan.
Welcome to Westwood, Sean!