TE Matt Alaimo commits to UCLA

UCLA added a verbal commitment from tight end Matt Alaimo on Wednesday, pushing its 2018 recruiting class to 19 total recruits with one week left before National Signing Day on Feb. 7.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound three-star prospect was also considering offers from Texas A&M and Auburn. He briefly lent his verbal commitment to Pitt in December, but backed off on Dec. 21. He was recruited by in-state Rutgers as a dual-sport athlete, according to NJ.com, as he is also a star first baseman for St. Joseph Regional High.

Alaimo is the only tight end Chip Kelly has for this class so far, but adds another weapon on offense for the Bruins, who signed a trio of four-star receivers last month and have commitments from two more three-star receivers.

The group is ranked 18th in the country according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings and fourth in the Pac-12.

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  • Ted

    Nice…glad you are not on the lay-off list at the Daily News Thuc Nhi Nguyen

  • JustOwns

    Welcome aboard Mr. Alaimo.

  • UCLA Dynasty

    Hope to see the traffic pickup over here. The only thing worse than $c homer opinions is the ghost town this place is.

    • JustOwns

      Wolf blog was special because he consistently published 4 -6 new and debatable topic threads a day. This is something Ms. Nguyen and Mr. Fowler have failed to imitate.

      • 88 Straight

        What happened to Wolf?

        • JustOwns

          Not sure 88, nothing concrete, just the usual speculation.

          One possible reason is Wolf made more $$$$ than Nguyen and Fowler, hense, adios Wolf.

        • UCLA Dynasty

          He gone.

          • cmwilliamsd

            Wolf was all negative all the time. That’s why he get so much response from his readers. I do find it kind of funny. That Helton still has a job and Wolf is down the road. Considering that was 90% of his blog. Fire Helton Fire Helton. Although he may have a point. They sure don’t get much out of having 5 star recruits year after year.

    • Richard

      No big.
      Bruins have many interests and the quiet pride that unlike crooked sc we are one of the greatest universities in the world

      • Pudly76

        Hahahaha

    • Pudly76

      Unlike the homer opinions espoused here by the deeply insightful ruin clan..really?

      • UCLA Dynasty

        Keep going… We can get this moving.

        Hot take: Alfred pulls his head out for a week, teaches a little defense and the Bruins cruise to another win over $outhern Cal.

        • Pudly76

          Turn out the lights, the party’s over…

          • UCLA Dynasty

            Yep.

    • Linkster

      So why is it a ghost town? Lack of interest, lack of product? What is the answer?

      • UCLA Dynasty

        Scott, for all his glaring errors, knew how to stir up conversation and had a point of view. This site is very polite. Best feature here is post game gifs. Otherwise, very milquetoast.

  • EncinitasBruin

    This class is gathering steam…. let’s land some big boys now for the trenches.

  • cmwilliamsd

    Great pick up. Doing a little research I learned Matt has become one of the hottest prospects in the nation the last few weeks. Landing offers from Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M and 22 others. Find it strange, that he is only 3 stars with that kind of interest.

  • j metaphor

    Wolfman, what’s your new moniker?

  • j metaphor

    It would be interesting to know what the new owners of this site are looking for.
    Wolf could sneeze and get 80 comments.
    That might be the number for a week on this site.
    How about charting that out Overtime?

  • Dan Wayne

    When is National Sighing Day ?