The UCLA Bruins have definitely picked up the recruiting pace in the past week. Coming off two commitments last week, the Bruins received another commitment to the steadily-growing 2020 class yesterday when offensive lineman Patrick Selna announced his commitment to UCLA football.
Dream come true... I’m extremely proud to announce my commitment to UCLA— Patrick Selna (@PatrickSelna) August 9, 2019
Thank you so much @CoachJFrye for providing me with this extraordinary opportunity! #8CLAP #GoBruins pic.twitter.com/QO5eXnLYF3
Patrick Selna is a 6’6”, 255 pound offensive tackle prospect playing at Piedmont High School in Oakland, California. He is a consensus three-star recruit via 247Sports Composite rankings, and had offers from Tulane, Air Force, and Nevada, among others.
The Tulane offer is the most interesting, because as late as early on August 8th, Selna was committed to Tulane. Prior to that, Selna had camped at UCLA this summer in hopes of receiving a scholarship offer. No such offer came immediately, but UCLA kept in regular contact with Selna and, when the most recent round of #8Clap8th offers went out for August, Selna was offered by the Bruins. Selna immediately jumped at the opportunity to play for what he called his “dream school,” decommitting from Tulane and joining with the Bruins the same day.
Selna projects to be more of a project offensive lineman. He does possess a lot of raw athleticism, which makes sense once you realize that Selna also starts on the defensive line in high school and he also plays for the basketball team. He also possesses solid measurables that make him an ideal candidate to come into the program and develop during a redshirt year. That said, he does play offensive guard primarily in high school. So, it will be interesting to see if he moves to the outside full time this year, just to get a head start on learning the position that UCLA recruited him for.
Here are Selna’s junior season highlights, courtesy of Hudl:
Welcome to Westwood, Patrick!