UCLA has landed its first defensive line recruit of 2015.
Three-star tackle Bryce English announced his verbal commitment to the Bruins Monday night on Dallas’ Fox 4 station, adding another piece to a young, talented unit. UCLA already enters this upcoming season with seven freshman and sophomore defensive linemen, including star nose tackle Kenny Clark.
Rated the 22nd-best tackle in the country by Rivals.com, the 5-foot-11, 318-pound English was a Class 5A defensive honorable mention and the 7-5A District defensive MVP. He helped DeSoto High to the state semifinal, and was also invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
“It’s a great fit for me, defensive-wise,” English said of UCLA during his announcement. “I love the coaches. Coach (Angus) McClure, great D-line coach. I talked it over with my family right after I left UCLA. I just knew from there it was a great fit coming in. Being in Los Angeles, it’s a great city.”
He chose the Bruins over three other hats he had on the table: TCU, Arkansas and Arizona State. He had verbally committed to Texas in March 2013, when Mack Brown was still the Longhorns’ head coach, but decommitted in April.