Another #8Clap8th has come and gone and, once again. the Bruins have gotten a commitment. Yesterday, 3-star inside linebacker Jeremiah Trojan announced his commitment to the UCLA Bruins.
Despite the unfortunate last name, Jeremiah Trojan is a solid prospect at a position of need for the Bruins. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 225 pounds, Trojan is a 3-star prospect by 247Sports rankings, which currently has him as the 51st-ranked ILB in the nation. At the time of his commitment, Trojan had 14 scholarship offers, with most coming from Ivy Leagues and the service academies, but bigger programs like Arizona State, Wisconsin, and Georgia were beginning to show interest.
Trojan had a productive junior season at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona. In seven games played, Trojan recorded 72 tackles, two sacks, and seven tackles for loss. Take a look at Trojan’s junior year highlight video from Hudl.com.
Jeremiah Trojan becomes the third commit of the 2020 class, behind OLB Jay Max Jacobsen and QB Parker McQuarrie.
As stated, linebacker is going to be a huge position of need in the coming years. A whole host of linebackers will be losing eligibility in the next two years. UCLA has four inside linebackers who will be gone after the 2019 season, leaving UCLA with only two inside linebackers remaining. UCLA needs bodies at the linebacker spot and Trojan, based off his junior season, has the potential to grow into a strong player down the line. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get more offers as the summer progresses and his senior season plays out or, for his ranking to potentially rise. So, I’d hope UCLA is prepared to keep investing in his recruitment.
Welcome to Westwood, Jeremiah!