Former University of Texas linebacker Caleb Johnson and junior college transfer Mitchell Agude have both committed to UCLA.
Johnson, who is originally from southern California and played at Fullerton College, transferred to Texas and practiced with the Longhorns throughout the spring and summer. He previously suffered a shoulder injury while playing for Fullerton, and was limited during practice throughout part of spring ball. He participated in fall camp, but never actually saw the field during the 2019 season. Johnson entered the transfer portal in mid-September, and committed to UCLA just two weeks later. Sources said he was never quite comfortable on the team, and the added frustration of zero playing time certainly had something to do with his desire to play elsewhere.
Johnson was the #3 junior college transfer at the linebacker position in the 2019 recruiting class.
Agude is the most recent commit, hailing from Riverside and previously committing to Maryland in February. After committing to the Terrapins, he discovered that many of the courses he had taken at Riverside College would not be accepted by the university. He had visited UCLA during the summer and, when he was forced to decommit from Maryland, UCLA helped him with the admissions process and ultimately gained his commitment.
Agude posted his commitment on Twitter yesterday afternoon:
It’s been a long time comin’— Mitchell Agude (@YaBoiMitch12) October 9, 2019
WESTWOOD I’M HERE! #4sUP pic.twitter.com/WnLRdi7vCr
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