No. 4 CB Stephan McClure just announced that he will be attending and playing for Cal next season, a big recruiting blow in what has become an off-season of big recruiting blows for UCLA.
McClure was long rumored to be a UCLA lock, and only in the last week has the buzz around the Bears picked up. Earlier this week, recruiting experts gradually saw the shift in tide, changing even a 60/40 UCLA lead to 50/50, and ultimately, many ended up predicting Cal.
While UCLA appears pretty set at the cornerback season for the next couple years, McClure is a special talent, and there is little doubt that new Cal coach Ashley Ambrose played a major factor in his decision.
At this point, most of UCLA’s top-10 targets are either off the board or looking elsewhere, though the bright spot has been the reemergence of the Bruins as a player for long-time USC lock Jalen Grimble. Grimble will visit this weekend.