Four-star WR/TE Michael Ezeike from Colony HS in Ontario, California announced that he is signing a National Letter of Intent to play football at UCLA. He announced the decision at a National Signing Day Ceremony at his high school.
Colony four-star tight end Michael Ezeike commits to #UCLA pic.twitter.com/3RbuWfifvv— Gerard Martinez (@gmartlive) February 7, 2018
Soon, thereafter, he sent out the following tweet.
University of California Los Angeles..— Michael Ezeike (@MegatronMike2) February 7, 2018
Proverbs 16:9 .... pic.twitter.com/ua9Nclfmpm
That was followed by a tweet from UCLA Football, which indicates that his National Letter of Intent has been received and he is officially a Bruin!
Welcome to Westwood @MegatronMike2#4sUp | #NSD18 pic.twitter.com/UIHHSZ8ajS— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) February 7, 2018
Ezeike was originally committed to Oregon, but he de-committed after Wille Taggart left for Florida State. Ultimately, the Bruins beat out Southern Cal to sign Ezeike and it may have been influenced by the fact that Devon Williams signed with the Trojans. Williams might want to lend Ezeike the Antelope Valley HS band, because they were heard playing “Sons of Westwood” after Williams committed to Southern Cal.
Ezeike is a big guy and, while he played receiver in high school, the scouting services have listed him as a TE because of his size. UCLA lists Ezeike at 6’4” tall and weighing 225 pounds, but Hudl indicates that he is 6’6” tall and that height is Nike verified. So, take it for what it’s worth.
Speaking of Hudl, here are Ezeike’s senior season highlights.
The thing that stands out on Ezeike’s highlights is his ability to use his size to his advantage and he should prove to be a nice target for whomever ends up as the Bruins’ next quarterback.
Welcome to Westwood, Michael!