Traditionally, the recruiting period for a cycle tends to end with National Signing Day in February, but that does not mean that the UCLA Bruins had to stop at that point. Case in point, yesterday, running back Christian Grubb announced that he had officially signed with the Bruins.
Welcome to the Bruin family, Christian Grubb!#4sUp pic.twitter.com/OaQnjy6dWG— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) May 15, 2019
Christian Grubb was rated as a 3-star running back by 247Sports. The 5’11”, 175 pound running back played football at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, and was all set to walk-on at Arizona State before the Bruins extended a scholarship offer. This past season, Grubb had a solid outing, putting up 1,306 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground to go along with 11 catches for 295 yards and five touchdowns. Grubb also handled kick return duties, where he chipped in two more touchdowns.
Interestingly enough, it was Grubb’s accomplishments off the football field that drew the UCLA staff to extend a late offer. Grubb is a two-sport athlete, putting in a dominant track season this year. This past weekend, Grubb competed in the CIF Division 3 Finals, where he won the 100m, 200m and the triple jump events. Overall, he put up the fastest 100m time in the state at 10.40 seconds and the second-fastest 200m time at 20.93.
That track ability is not going to go unused at UCLA as he will apparently join the track team as well and it will be interesting to see how the Bruins choose to deploy the speedy Grubb. He appears to have a solid catching ability, which gives Chip Kelly the ability to get him the ball in space on offense, and his speed could benefit the special teams unit if he returns kicks.
Here are some highlights of Christian Grubb’s senior season from Hudl.
Welcome to Westwood, Christian!