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UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Extends April Scholarship Offers

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

Sawyer Racanelli is a three-star ATH who UCLA offered on Monday.
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In February, UCLA football offered scholarships to 19 recruits as a part of the first #8CLAP8TH offer event. Then in March, UCLA offered scholarships to 11 more recruits.

While this month’s event kind of got overlooked a little due to the men’s basketball coaching search, the Bruins extended 11 offers on Monday. The April offers consist of eleven three-star recruits.

April 2019 UCLA Football #8CLAP8TH Recruiting Offers

Recruit Position Ranking Recruiting Class School (City, State) Committment
Recruit Position Ranking Recruiting Class School (City, State) Committment
Sawyer Racanelli ATH ★★★ 2020 Hockinson (Brush Prairie, WA) None
Kenny Mestidor DE ★★★ 2020 St. Thomas More (Oakdale, CT) None
Bruno Fina DE ★★★ 2020 Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ) None
Waisale Muavesi DT ★★★ 2020 Timpview (Provo, UT) None
Choe Bryant-Strother ILB ★★★ 2020 Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, GA) None
Mister Williams OLB ★★★ 2020 Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA) None
Kourt Williams OLB ★★★ 2020 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) None
Faaope Laloulu OT ★★★ 2020 St Francis School (Honolulu, HI) None
Solatoa Moea'i OT ★★★ 2020 Punahou (Honolulu, HI) None
Jake Newman S ★★★ 2020 St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) None
Rome Odunze WR ★★★ 2020 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) 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 April 2019

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

Finally, let’s break down some numbers on this just like I did in both February and March so we can keep track of things. Overall, there was only one blue chip recruit added this month and that’s offensive tackle Zak Zinter. But, apparently, Zinter received his offer in February , but flew under the radar and didn’t tweet about his offer until February 26. So, I’m adding him this month, but including him in the list of offers before April. The rest are all three-star recruits which means that the percentage of blue chip recruits offered will drop some this month.

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

The total number of recruits is now up to 77, but the number of blue chip recruits remains at 42. That’s because, while we added Zinter now, one recruit who I had mistakenly listed as a four-star recruit is actually a three-star recruit. That’s Washington commit Ethan Garbers. So, the total number of offers to blue chip recruits stays at 42 of UCLA’s 77 offers.

That means that, as of right now, 55% of UCLA’s offers have gone to blue chip recruits. That’s down from more than 64%, as of last month. That’s a little concerning and, while I’ve been tracking this the past few months, it was mostly because the Bruins had not received any commitments yet.

But the UCLA Bruins picked up two commitments since last month. So, let’s add one final table to this and we’ll include it moving forward and that’s UCLA’s 2020 Recruiting Class Commitments.

UCLA Football 2020 Recruiting Class (last updated April 12, 2019)

Recruit Position Ranking Recruiting Class School (City, State) Commitment
Recruit Position Ranking Recruiting Class School (City, State) Commitment
Parker McQuarrie QB ★★★★ 2020 St. Paul's School (Concord, NH) UCLA
Jay Max Jacobsen DE ★★★ 2020 Temecula Valley (Temecula, CA) UCLA
Rankings are 247Sports.com composite rankings (when available).

Of the two recruits UCLA has received a commitment from, one is a four-star recruit, quarterback Parker McQuarrie, and one is not, defensive end Jay Max Jacobson, meaning that the blue chip ratio of the 2020 recruiting class so far is 50%.

While that is a big improvement over 2019, Coach Kelly needs to continue reeling in the big fish to make up for the lack of blue chip recruits in the 2019 class.


Go Bruins!!!