Three-star LB Matthew Tago decommits from UCLA

Soon after former head coach Jim Mora was fired, Matthew Tago said he was still “committed” to UCLA, but would continue to explore his options. Now the three-star quarterback/linebacker has officially backed out of his UCLA pledge.

Tago, who led Quartz Hills High to a CIF Southern Section Division 10 title at quarterback, is the ninth recruit to decommit from UCLA since the coaching change. He was likely going to play linebacker for the Bruins as he was being recruited by linebackers coach Scott White.

He also has offers from Utah, Colorado, Washington State and USC.

The Bruins are hosting recruits this weekend in the first round of official visits since the coaching chance. Quarterback commit Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Serra athlete Bryan Addison are among the recruits expected to be on campus. Thompson-Robinson still seems to be firmly committed to the Bruins, while Addison, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound four-star prospect ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the country by 247 Sports, posted on Twitter that he will be announcing his choice Sunday. He is also considering Washington, Nebraska, Michigan and Arizona State.

  • Ed Garrett

    its all falling a part! ugh! couch kelly sleeping at the weal, we got no one and he shoven food in his phat face! im so angry! every one tell me it diferent cuz of couch kelly but he ruinning every thing! we need a good couch know!

  • UCLA Dynasty

    None of these guys decommitting would’ve made it on Kelly’s team. He told all of them to beat it.

    • cmwilliamsd

      Agree, wonder how many were told in a nice way to reopen their recruitment? It’s a long way to national signing day. Probably 80% of the top players are not going to commit during the early signing period. Kelly still needs to fill out his coaching staff. Long way to go.

    • Benjamin Hayes

      Yeah…. but are we so spoiled with riches that we can turn away 3 and 4 star recruits? I know Kelly tends to target a particular type of talent to play his system, but are those players available at this stage of the game?

      • EncinitasBruin

        Yes. The consensus is that 80% of recruits are not going to sign during the early period that begins Dec 18, but will wait to the traditional Feb date. Kelly is politely telling a lot of these de-commits to look elsewhere. Kelly is proactive: he is recruiting to a specific spread-variable O and a 3-4 D. See Kazmeir Allen, the 3S scatback from Tulare as a perfect example of Kelly knowing what he wants and going after it—and not giving a flying flip about star ratings.

    • Linkster

      if you believe that I have some resort property in Bakersfield you may be interested in….

  • Ed Garrett

    wehn is writer gonna do next t&a? i got an importint qeustion to ask! taht wasnt my importint qeustion, tell me!

  • EncinitasBruin

    Addison and DTR being on campus at the same time is significant as DTR is the “recruiting leader” of this class. Why would Addison, who would be a HUGE get for CK, announce any other school but UCLA while on campus? Should be a weekend of good news.

    • Richard

      Addison is TALL and very athletic but is not that fast. We would be very fortunate to get him altho he appears to b UCLA lean.
      # Major red zone threat.

      DTR biggest get would be WR Amon-Ra St Brown. Stanford, ND and SC are all over him.

      • EncinitasBruin

        Can just picture him going against SC’s Jack Jones in the red zone next year in the Rose Bowl. What a match-up nightmare for all pee-Wee corners!

        • Ed Garrett

          its so true! cuz after the seesons we just had and that recurits r fleeing us like we r diseesed, we r in a grate positoin to talk trash abuot a scool with a 11 and 2 recrod and going to the coton bowel, smdh!

        • Richard

          so true.
          JJ, who has been a big disappointment anyway can’t match up w this SUPER athletic giant.
          That’s why Meat got the hook.
          We need a taller DB coach to attract taller DBs. Enough Johnnie Johnson’s, Darney Holmes’s and #1 last year. THEY CAN”T DEFEND THE BIGS.

    • gotroy22

      Yes that basketball game this morning was good news.

      • EncinitasBruin

        Thanks for stopping by, bro, to celebrate the nation’s #1 ATH, Bryan Addison, just committing to the Bruins.

        • gotroy22

          Wow that is a big get for Chip. Congratulations!

  • Paul

    Freeing up scholies for blue chip prospects…

    • Santiago Matamoros

      I hope you’re right.

  • Danny

    I’m sorry but some people’s grammar and spelling is so horrendous that I honestly have no idea what you are writing.

    Iz soree but sum peeplz grmr and spelin iz soo hor-endus that Iz ernestlee haz nooo ideer wat yerz r writtn

    • j metaphor

      You’re new here, aren’t you?
      The writer you refer to is one of those guys that just cracks himself up, no one else, but he just can’t stop.
      He was that skinny, awkward guy in your 8th grade PE class that was always afraid he would get beaten up so he tried to be funny in hopes no one would kill him. You know,THAT guy.

      • gotroy22

        Ed was Kissy 86er’s Subject A instructor,

    • Sandy Underpants

      Unfortunately, that is the state of our public education system. Thank goodness I’m just the #1 Bruin Fan in the city we run and not an actual alum. 8-clap it bro!

      • Ed Garrett

        i think they talking abuot dickard, he a drumpfster and a raycist, he ben band hear befour but gets back on useing a nother log gin naim, hes got reel problums, smdh

      • Colt

        More like the state of Trogan education since the guy is clearly a Trogan troll and shows a level of intelligence only present in Trogan valedictorians.

        • gotroy22

          No he’s one of yours.

  • Sandy Underpants

    We don’t want 3 star bums. This is a celebration of having more free scholarship room for CCK to bring in the 5, 6 and 8 star recruits who naturally flock to a true winner like CCK. 46-7.