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.
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— G-CHILD (@OlaijahGriffin) July 31, 2017
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.
— BAMBAM8️⃣ (@MatthewTago) July 30, 2017
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.
— C.Parks (@cparks1k) July 30, 2017
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: