Three-star quarterback Matt Lynch commits to UCLA

UCLA has landed the quarterback of its 2016 recruiting class.

The Bruins received a verbal commitment from three-star prospect Matt Lynch, who is currently playing at Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy, just outside Denver. Bruin Report Online first reported the news of his commitment to UCLA.

The 6-foot-5, 182-pound passer had originally committed to Colorado State, but wavered when head coach Jim McElwain left for Florida. In December, he told the Bloomfield Enterprise that his status with the Rams was “up in the air.” His parents graduated from Colorado State.

Lynch threw for 1,210 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a junior. He would provide depth for the Bruins behind center, where freshman Josh Rosen projects to be a future starter.