The UCLA Bruins picked up one more commitment this afternoon when offensive guard Josh Carlin from Sierra Canyon HS in Chatsworth announced that he is headed to Westwood.
Soon thereafter, UCLA made it official.
According to an article by 247Sports’ Patrick Yew, UCLA quickly extended an offer to Carlin this afternoon after Sataoa Laumea of Eisenhower HS in Rialto signed with Utah. Upon receiving the offer from the Bruins, Carlin committed and signed with UCLA.
Yew adds that Carlin had “offers from San Jose State, New Mexico, and several Ivy League programs”
Carlin told Yew that Coach Frye “likes my mean streak and how I finish every single play! He said he wants offensive linemen that are tough and get after it.”
Carlin’s Hudl profile lists him at 6’5” tall and 295 pounds. Here are Carlin’s senior year highlights from Hudl.
What stands out to me about Carlin’s highlights is the way he finishes every play. He just stays after his guy and doesn’t stop until the play is over. Watching the video, it’s obvious why Justin Frye likes this kid and I’m actually excited to see how Frye develops Carlin over the next four or five years.
Yew also mentioned that, while Carlin played left tackle at Sierra Canyon, UCLA will likely have him play guard or center for the Bruins.
Welcome to Westwood, Josh!