Three-star athlete Stephen Johnson commits to UCLA

UCLA has added a speedster to its 2015 class.

Three-star athlete Stephen Johnson committed to the Bruins on Tuesday afternoon during a ESPNU broadcast from The Opening, picking them over Oregon and other several other Pac-12 programs. The San Leandro (Calif.) High product had clocked a 4.37-second 40-yard dash earlier that morning.

Rivals.com ranks him the 33rd-best athlete in the country — as well as the 45th-best prospect in the state — while Scout.com ranks him as the 30th-best cornerback.

Johnson is the eighth verbal commitment in UCLA’s next signing class.

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  • UCLA owns LA Football

    Welcome aboard Mr. Johnson. Can’t wait for Mr. J., on an end around, chuck a bullet TD pass. A valuable, outstanding 2015 recruit.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    you can’t teach speed. great pick up.

  • ProbationU

    The kid is faster than NOBs running away from picking up a dinner tab.

  • Ted

    This is an article from years ago…

    • JPKB

      This has a dateline of July 8, 2014 which wasn’t so long ago unless it’s 2019 and no one told me. I suspect you may be confusing this instance with an article that had UCLA beating Oregon in a mythical game a few years ago. And that couldn’t have happened because Neuheisel was still coach.

      • BruinBrock

        OK… so you are assuming because the “dateline” says July 8, 2014 it must have been written then? And yet the article says Karl Dorrell is our head coach, we finished 5th in the Pac-10, Utah won the Mountain West, and this will be UCLA’s first game against Wyoming. This couldn’t possibly be about the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl, and republished by mistake or otherwise…

        • JPKB

          Read all the copy.

          • Ted

            apology for what did happen? we did play Wyoming at the Las Vegas bowl…no body reading that thinks it just happened 2 days ago.

  • Danny

    He’s a good get. Welcome! Reports say that the reason for the 3 star (vs 4 or 5) is that Johnson played so many positions in high school (QB, RB, receiver, DB) that he did not get the attention he would get if he played one position.
    Question; how can he be the 33rd-best in the country, and 45th best in the state?

  • VB

    In your headline, why do you use the Rivals 3-star rating instead of the Scout 4-star rating?

    • IIWIICUB

      he’s a 247 composite 3 star, which aggregates the rankings from all of the major recruiting services but let’s not get too preoccupied w/ star rankings here vb, lest your junior college transcripts explode.

      • VB

        Touche.

  • VB

    Hey Wang, in case you missed it, we got landed another commit tonight. How is Bruinsnation breaking news before you?

    • IIWIICUB

      why are you reading bruinsnation? everybody knows the best ucla coverage is at scout. stop messing around.