Linebacker Bo Calvert flips from USC to UCLA

Chip Kelly‘s staff plucked a recruit from rival USC on Monday as four-star outside linebacker Bo Calvert flipped from the Trojans to UCLA.

Calvert had been committed to USC since April 6, but went on an official visit to Westwood last weekend. He also had offers from Nebraska, Utah and Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-4, 209-pound linebacker from Oaks Christian is a four-star prospect according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings and a U.S. Army All-American. He broke his leg in October and missed the remainder of the season.

He is UCLA’s 13th known commitment for the 2018 class and can sign as early as Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. UCLA doesn’t have any other linebackers committed for this class so far and only signed one, Rahyme Johnson, last year.

Here are some of Calvert’s highlights from this year:

  • ThaiMex

    I guess he was afraid to compete over at the Clown school…….hahahahhahahahaha..

    • jameskatt

      You guessed wrong. The number one reason he wants to be at UCLA is that he wants to be in the NFL. UCLA is known as a Linebacker’s School for the NFL, second only to Florida State. He follows in the UCLA linebacker tradition that recently includes: Anthony Barr, Akeem Ayers, Eric Kendricks, Myles Jack, Jayon Brown, Aaron Wallace, and Takkarist McKinley.

    • Linkster

      Charlie – you are using all the handles again. How do you keep it straight?

  • 88 Straight

    Bo knows!

  • Ted

    42? Kenny Young to be the last to wear the number…He should have not even be allow to wear it during the visit.

  • Sandy Underpants

    I always like the guys that flip flop and flip and flop again. They always work out. He knows he won’t have any competition at the position, I’m just worried he might be the our only linebacker.

  • EncinitasBruin

    CCK Snagging the 18th rated LB in the nation away from USC. That’s awesome. Cue the SC trolls who will say he was quietly told to leave USC as a commit because, you know, they don’t like 4S linebackers.