Four-star recruit Elijah Wade picks UCLA

Four-star weakside defensive end Elijah Wade announced a verbal commitment to UCLA on Sunday night, pushing Chip Kelly’s first recruiting class in Westwood to 18 with less than two weeks to go before National Signing Day.

Wade was the second recruit to commit to UCLA on Sunday along with three-star cornerback Elisha Guidry.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound pass rusher from Las Vegas also had Pac-12 offers from Cal, USC, Arizona State and Colorado with Nebraska and Vanderbilt high among his suitors. He is the fifth-best recruit in Nevada, according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, and the 17th-best recruit at his position in the country.

Wade is the second defensive lineman to commit for this class, joining defensive tackle Atonio Mafi, but may move to a pass-rushing outside linebacker position in what’s expected to be a 3-4 defensive front.

  • Richard

    molto bene.
    Now that interior DL Jason or Jarrett Pa

    • Thom Stovern

      Don’t overlook the excellent players we already have on the roster. HC Kelly and his staff will utilize the best players at the best positions to lift our program into a position of national prominence. This season will be a process of maturation, discovery, and high accomplishment. And you can take that to the bank. Go Bruins!

      • Richard

        “players on roster”. ??
        Bereft of very good OL. Only serviceable one from last class – Stephen Zabie, only serviceable one from this year Chris Murray.
        We need Jarrett Paterson !!!!
        Maybe Wariboko will finally come to play

  • Richard

    Molta bene !
    Now that interior DL Jarrett or Jason Patterson.

  • j metaphor

    Pass Rusher?
    What’s a pass rusher?

  • FightOn!

    Congrats to Cactus Bowl U for finally getting a 4* recruit…

    3 ups!