— Edward Lewis (@EdwardLewisBSR) January 22, 2014
Four-star tackle Kolton Miller’s commitment to UCLA on Tuesday night didn’t just add another big body (6-foot-8!) to a quickly improving offensive line. It may help put the Bruins into unprecedented territory — according to recruiting rankings, at least.
Through archives dating back to 2002, UCLA has not secured back-to-back classes ranked in the national top 10 by both of the main recruiting services.
With two weeks left until National Signing Day, the Bruins’ class is now ranked No. 17 in the country by Rivals.com and No. 18 by Scout.com. They currently have the highest-rated group of Pac-12 newcomers on Rivals.com’s list.
Auburn High linebacker Rashaan Evans, a five-star prospect, will also take an unofficial visit to UCLA on the final weekend before Feb. 5. (Evans’ family also refers to linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich as the defensive coordinator in the AL.com story, affirming a move that seems all but official.)
Land the blue-chipper, and UCLA will most likely have its second straight consensus top-10 recruiting class, as well as its third straight in the top 15. Scout.com rated the Bruins’ last two hauls third and 12th nationally, while Rivals.com had them at eighth and 13th.