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UCLA Football Recruiting: National Signing Day 2018 Live Tracker

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UCLA begins National Signing Day 2018 with the #20 recruiting class in the country and the Bruins are looking to move higher.

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Stand up and cheer, Bruin fans! National Signing Day 2018 is here!
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It’s National Signing Day 2018!!! For many schools, today has lost its luster a little as many recruits signed during the new Early Signing Period in December. But, for the UCLA Bruins, it still looks to be a big day! That’s because new Bruin head coach Chip Kelly and staff have worked hard to tear down and re-build UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class.

The class has more than doubled in size since the Early Signing Period and the Bruins look to finish with at least 25 members of this year’s class.

It’s a great way to start of the Chip Kelly era!

Let’s look at where things stand.

Early Signing Period Signees

We should begin at the beginning at that means the recruits who signed during the Early Signing Period in December. This table lists all of the guys who signed at that time.

2018 UCLA Football Early Signees

Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating
Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating
Bryan Addison ATH Junipero Serra (Gardena, CA) 4-Star
Stephan Blaylock S St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) 4-Star
Bo Calvert LB Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA) 4-Star
Chase Cota WR South Medford (Medford, OR) 4-Star
Kyle Philips WR San Marcos (San Marcos, CA) 4-Star
Kazmeir Allen RB Tulare Union (Tulare, CA) 3-Star
Alec Anderson OT Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) 3-Star
Atonio Mafi DT Junipero Serra (San Mateo, CA) 3-Star
Composite Ratings are from 247Sports.com.

National Signing Day Signees and Commit Tracker

Now, that you’ve refreshed your memory as to who is already a Bruin, let’s take a look at the current Bruin signee and commitment list.

2018 UCLA Football NSD Signees & Commits

Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating NLI Submitted?
Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating NLI Submitted?
Michael Ezeike WR/TE Colony (Ontario, CA) 4-Star Yes
Tyler Manoa DT St. Francis (Mountain View, CA) 4-Star Yes
Chris Murray OL Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 4-Star Yes
Dorian Thompson-Robinson QB Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) 4-Star Yes
Elijah Wade DE Arbor View (Las Vegas, NV) 4-Star Yes
Je'Vari Anderson LB/DB Laney College (Oakland, CA) 3-Star Yes
Matt Alaimo TE St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ) 3-Star Yes
Baraka Beckett OL Palisades (Pacific Palisades, CA) 3-Star Yes
Kenny Churchwell S Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, AZ) 3-Star Yes
Jon Gaines OT Marquette University HS (Milwaukee, WI) 3-Star Yes
Elisha Guidry DB Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA) 3-Star Yes
Delon Hurt WR Servite (Anaheim, CA) 3-Star Yes
Martell Irby RB Morse (San Diego, CA) 3-Star Yes
Patrick Jolly, Jr. ATH Newsome (Lithia, FL) 3-Star Yes
Steven Mason DE Southwestern College (Chula Vista, CA) 3-Star Yes
Otito Ogbonnia DL Taylor (Katy, TX) 3-Star Yes
David Priebe TE Midway (Waco, TX) 3-Star Yes
Tyree Thompson LB LA Valley College (Los Angeles, CA) 3-Star Yes
Rayshad Williams DB Whitehaven (Memphis, TN) 3-Star Yes
CJ Parks WR Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 3-Star No
Composite Ratings are from 247Sports.com.

Considering that UCLA only had 8 signees and 3 unsigned commits at the end of the Early Signing Period, the Bruins’ late surge is pretty amazing. That seems attributable to the fact that recruits know what Chip Kelly did at Oregon and they want to play for him at UCLA.

Chris Murray Situation

I would be remiss if I failed to inform Bruins Nation of a situation that is in flux.

SB Nation Recruiting Analyst Bud Elliott received an email recently from the mother of UCLA recruit Chris Murray. That email indicated that Murray will not be signing with UCLA today for “personal and undisclosed reasons.”

At this point, Bruins Nation has no further information regarding this situation other than that. It remains possible that something could change and Murray could sign today, but it’s also possible that he does not.

UPDATE (6:10 PM): As of 6:01 pm PT, Chris Murray’s NLI is in to UCLA Football. Murray was a much-needed addition to the Bruin offensive line and I’m happy to report that, apparently, whatever those “personal and undisclosed reasons” were, any issues must have been resolved since Chris Murray is officially a Bruin!

Notable National Signing Day Announcements

Of course, there are still a handful of guys who will be announcing their commitments today.

2018 National Signing Day Announcements

Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating Result
Recruit Name Position Current School Composite Rating Result
Martell Irby RB Morse (San Diego, CA) 3-Star Committed to UCLA!!!
Jarrett Patterson OL Misson Viejo (Mission Viejo, CA) 4-Star Committed to Notre Dame
Rayshad Williams DB Whitehaven (Memphis, TN) 3-Star Committed to UCLA!!!
Otito Ogbonnia DL Taylor (Katy, TX) 3-Star Committed to UCLA!!!
Solomon Tuliaupupu LB Mater Dei (Anaheim, CA) 4-Star Committed to Southern Cal
Gavin Lewis DL Bob Jones (Madison, AL) 3-Star Committed to North Carolina
Geordan Porter WR Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) 3-Star Committed to Arizona State
Michael Ezeike WR/TE Colony (Ontario, CA) 4-Star Committed to UCLA!!!
Composite Ratings are from 247Sports.com.

Join us today as we watch the Bruin commits submit 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.

And, of course......GO BRUINS!!!