UCLA has added its first running back to the 2016 recruiting class, securing a commitment from Encino Crespi standout Jalen Starks.
Listed at 6-foot-1, 240 pounds (!), Starks is rated a three-star fullback by Scout.com and two stars at the same position by Rivals.com. He ran for 897 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior last season.
The Bruins’ currently have a lot of depth in the backfield, but not many backs with Starks’ size. Besides fullback Nate Iese (6-3, 250), none are listed above 212 pounds.
Its been a hard fought battle but I just want to say that i have committed to UCLA!! So excited to be a bruin#8clap pic.twitter.com/knWJa9ly5y
— Jalen starks (@___starks) May 29, 2015