Commits pour in while UCLA unveils Wasserman Football Center

UCLA hosted players, families and recruits Sunday in the new Wasserman Football Center and the new facilities immediately worked their recruiting magic.

At least three prospects committed to the Bruins on Sunday — four-star cornerback Olaijah Griffin, three-star linebacker Matthew Tago, three-star receiver CJ Parks — bringing UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class up to 20 commits.

Griffin, the son of rapper Warren G, also had offers from USC, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State and Cal. Scout.com has the Mission Viejo student ranked as the second-best cornerback in the West and the second-best in California.

Griffin is UCLA’s fifth defensive back for the 2018 class, joining safeties Cam’ron Jones, Stephan Blaylock and Dayven Coleman, and cornerback Ken Montgomery. He earned a coveted spot at The Opening finals this summer, competing for Team Alpha Menace.

Here are Griffin’s junior season highlights:


Tago, a 6-foot-3, 228-pound inside linebacker from Quartz Hill High, also received offers from USC, Colorado and Washington State. He’s UCLA’s first commit at linebacker for this recruiting cycle.

Tago also plays quarterback at Quartz Hill and earned All-CIF honors at that position. However, UCLA linebackers coach Scott White led the recruiting charge for the two-way player. Here are Tago’s junior season highlights:


Parks, a receiver from Mater Dei, chose UCLA over offers from Boston College, Iowa State and Illinois. He’s a four-star prospect, according to Scout.com, and a three-star by 247 Sports’ rankings. Scout ranks him the No. 12 receiver in California.

UCLA didn’t sign any receivers in the 2017 class, but have three commits for 2018. Parks joins fellow receivers Kyle Phillips and Devon Cooley. Here are Parks’ junior highlights:

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  • Pete

    Now that USC has obtained a commit from 5 star QB J.T Daniels, expect the Trojans to have monster recruiting classes in the next three years. Something things never change…..Fight On!

    • JustOwns

      Whatever you say Petey – Huge bozo mouth, and zero results.

      Hopa, choka, choka, excuses, excuses, excuses!

      • Pete

        ” We Own This Town ” HA-HA! Not any more.

    • Paul

      Kid put up monster numbers…playing in an air raid system. And Mater Dei QBs are notorious for being overrated. Just ask Matt Barkley & Max Wittick.

  • Pete

    Isn’t Barkley playing in the NFL. Why cant UCLA recruit Mater Dei QB’s

  • Coach Thom

    Our staff is putting together a recruiting roster with uber potential. Nothing splashy, nothing flashy, but very focused and talented. As long as we keep our current coaching staff, the future looks very bright IMO.