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UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Extend Scholarship Offers to 11 More

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On the second #8CLAP8TH, UCLA football extended scholarship offers to 11 more recruits.

Damian Sellers is one of the three four-star recruits UCLA offered on Friday.
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Last month, UCLA football offered scholarships to 19 recruits as a part of the first #8CLAP8TH offer event. This month, UCLA offered scholarships to 11 more recruits.

Before we get into who was offered this month, I took a look at the 63 recruits who I wrote about last month as having been offered either in February or prior to February. Why was this necessary? Because, sometimes, a recruit’s ranking can change. A guy who had been a three-star recruit may earn a fourth star or, as was the case for TJ Bass, a recruit who had no stars can land on the radar of recruiting services and be changed to a three-star recruit a month later. So, I wanted to review that situation and find out who, if anyone had changed.

There were a few. As I previously mentioned, TJ Bass is now a three-star recruit. Nick Herbig, earned a fourth star while Bijan Robinson has earned a fifth star. Based on the total numbers, there are likely a few other upgrades which didn’t catch my eye and are not included in this list. Next month, I’ll be sure to mention every ranking upgrade.

It’s also worth noting that, upon further review of the recruits who I listed as having been offered prior to February last month, it looks like about nine of them have, in fact, not been offered, or may have been offered by Jim Mora and it doesn’t look like those offers remain extended. So, those nine recruits have been removed from the list I’m publishing this month.

That said, let’s take a look at what UCLA has done to start to building the Bruins’ 2020 recruiting class to this point.

As best as I can tell, the Bruins extended 11 offers on Friday. The March offers break down this way. Three of the recruits are rated as four-star recruits while eight of them are rated as three-star recruits.

March 2019 UCLA Football #8CLAP8TH Recruiting Offers

Recruit Position Ranking Recruiting Class School (City, State) Committment
Recruit Position Ranking Recruiting Class School (City, State) Committment
Haynes King QB ★★★★ 2020 Longview (Longview, TX) None
Brenden Rice WR ★★★★ 2020 Hamilton (Chandler, AZ) None
Damian Sellers OLB ★★★★ 2020 Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ) None
Jake Shipley DE ★★★ 2020 Shadow Hills (Indio, CA) None
Tyler Van Dyke QB ★★★ 2020 Suffield Academy (Glastonbury, CT) None
Charlie Gordinier TE ★★★ 2020 Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ) None
Jonathan Vaughns S ★★★ 2020 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) None
Malik Reed OLB ★★★ 2020 Chandler (Chandler, AZ) None
Matt Polk WR ★★★ 2020 Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ) None
Jay Max Jacobsen DE ★★★ 2020 Temecula Valley (Temecula, CA) None
Nate Ritchie S ★★★ 2020 Lone Peak (American Fork, UT) None
Rankings are 247Sports.com composite rankings (when available).

Of course, we don’t want to forget about the other recruits who have been offered prior to Friday. So, here’s the updated list of recruiting offers extended prior to Friday.

UCLA Football Recruiting Offers Extended Before March 2019

Recruit Position Ranking Recruiting Class School (City, State) Commitment
Recruit Position Ranking Recruiting Class School (City, State) Commitment
Bijan Robinson RB ★★★★★ 2020 Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ) None
Bryce Young QB ★★★★★ 2020 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) Southern Cal
Darnell Washington ATH ★★★★★ 2020 Desert Pines (Las Vegas, NV) None
DJ Uiagalelei QB ★★★★★ 2020 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) None
Elias Ricks CB ★★★★★ 2020 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) LSU
Johnny Wilson WR ★★★★★ 2020 Calabasas (Calabasas, CA) None
Justin Flowe ILB ★★★★★ 2020 Upland (Upland, CA) None
Kelee Ringo CB ★★★★★ 2020 Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ) None
Kendall Milton RB ★★★★★ 2020 Buchanan (Clovis, CA) None
Sav'ell Smalls OLB ★★★★★ 2020 Garfield (Seattle, WA) None
Aidan Keanaaina DT ★★★★ 2020 J.K. Mullen (Denver, CO) Notre Dame
Andrew Gentry OT ★★★★ 2020 Columbine (Littleton, CO) None
Ayden Hector CB ★★★★ 2020 Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) None
Clark Phillips III CB ★★★★ 2020 La Habra (La Habra, CA) None
DJ Rogers TE ★★★★ 2020 Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) None
Ethan Garbers QB ★★★★ 2020 Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach, CA) Washington
Gary Bryant Jr. WR ★★★★ 2020 Centennial (Corona, CA) None
Gee Scott Jr. WR ★★★★ 2020 Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) Ohio State
Geirean Hatchett OG ★★★★ 2020 Ferndale (Ferndale, WA) None
Jack Miller QB ★★★★ 2020 Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ) Ohio State
Jake Wray OT ★★★★ 2020 Marietta (Marietta, GA) None
Jalen McMillan WR ★★★★ 2020 San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, CA) None
Jamar Sekona DT ★★★★ 2020 Marin Catholic (Greenbrae, CA) None
Jason Harris DE ★★★★ 2020 Higley (Gilbert, AZ) None
Jermaine Burton WR ★★★★ 2020 Calabasas (Calabasas, CA) None
John Humphreys WR ★★★★ 2020 Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach, CA) None
Jordan Botelho ILB ★★★★ 2020 St. Louis School (Honolulu, HI) None
Kevin Pyne OT ★★★★ 2020 Milford (Milford, MA) Boston College
Latham Ransom S ★★★★ 2020 Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ) None
Mark Redman TE ★★★★ 2020 Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach, CA) None
Myles Murao OG ★★★★ 2020 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) None
Nathaniel Jones RB ★★★★ 2020 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) None
Nick Herbig LB ★★★★ 2020 St. Louis School (Honolulu, HI) None
Noah Sewell ATH ★★★★ 2020 Orem (Orem, UT) None
Parker McQuarrie QB ★★★★ 2020 St. Paul's School (Concord, NH) None
Roger Rosengarten OT ★★★★ 2020 Valor Christian (Littleton, CO) None
Sam Adams II RB ★★★★ 2020 Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, WA) None
Tosh Baker OT ★★★★ 2020 Pinnacle (Phoenix, AZ) None
Xavier Carlton DE ★★★★ 2020 Modesto Christian (Modesto, CA) None
Ben Yurosek ATH ★★★ 2020 Bakersfield Christian (Bakersfield, CA) None
Bodie Schoonover OLB ★★★ 2020 American Fork (American Fork, CA) BYU
Caleb Jordan QB ★★★ 2020 Clackamas (Clackamas, OR) None
Dejuan Butler CB ★★★ 2020 Antioch (Antioch, CA) None
Jack Yary TE ★★★ 2020 Murrieta Valley (Murrieta, CA) None
Jackson LaDuke OLB ★★★ 2020 Spanish Springs (Sparks, NV) None
Jaylan Jeffers OT ★★★ 2020 Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ) None
Jeffrey Persi OT ★★★ 2020 J Serra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, CA) None
Noah Nelson OT ★★★ 2020 Williams Field (Gilbert, AZ) None
Ramon Henderson WR ★★★ 2020 Liberty (Bakersfield, CA) None
TJ Bass OG ★★★ 2020 Butte College (Oroville, CA) None
Tobin Phillips DT ★★★ 2020 San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, CA) Stanford
Trey Paster ATH ★★★ 2020 Buhach Colony (Atwater, CA) None
Tuli Tuipulotu DE ★★★ 2020 Lawndale (Lawndale, CA) None
Van Fillinger DE ★★★ 2020 Corner Canyon (Draper, UT) None
Rankings are 247Sports.com composite rankings (when available).

Finally, let’s break down some numbers on this just like I did last month so we can keep track of things.

UCLA Football Recruiting 2020 Offer Breakdown (as of March)

Ranking Pre-March Offers March Offers Total
Ranking Pre-March Offers March Offers Total
★★★★★ 10 0 10
★★★★ 29 3 32
★★★ 15 8 23
★★ (or lower) 0 0 0
Total 54 11 65

While the total number of recruits went up only slightly compared to last month because I pulled out the nine recruits who don’t seem to have an offer, the number of blue chip recruits is now at 42 of 65 due to ranking upgrades and this month’s offers

That means that, as of right now, more than 64% of UCLA’s offers have gone to blue chip recruits.

Of course, now, the question is: When will the Bruins pick up their first commitment for 2020?


Go Bruins!!!