2019 WR Kam Brown commits to UCLA

Receiver Kam Brown announced his commitment to UCLA on Monday, joining St. John Bosco cornerback Chris Steele in UCLA’s 2019 recruiting class.

The 6-foot, 164-pound Brown is the son of Super Bowl XXX MVP Larry Brown. Ranked a four-star recruit by Scout and Rivals, Brown told USA Today that he had 30 offers by his sophomore year. His top 12 included notable schools like Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Nebraska, Penn State and Texas. He was also considering his father’s alma mater TCU.

As a sophomore at Colleyville Heritage High in Texas, he 1,160 all-purpose yards and 14 total touchdowns.

Brown’s sophomore tape:

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UCLA weekend recap: Men’s tennis beats USC, wins Pac-12 regular season title

The UCLA men’s tennis team knocked off rival No. 6 USC 4-1 on Saturday to secure its second straight Pac-12 regular season title.

Junior Martin Redlicki clinched the dual victory for the No. 8 Bruins (18-4, 6-0 Pac-12) with a 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) win at No. 2 singles. He was also critical in doubles play, teaming with Evan Zhu at No. 1 doubles to knock off the No. 10-ranked tandem Brandon Holt and Riley Smith, 6-3. Austin Rapp and Joseph Di Giulio clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles.

Zhu and Logan Staggs also won their singles matches at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively, in straight sets.

The Bruins will head into the Pac-12 tournament in Ojai this week as the No. 1 overall seed after winning their fourth conference regular season title in six years. With two byes, UCLA starts postseason play Friday in the semifinals.

Elsewhere in UCLA athletics: Continue reading “UCLA weekend recap: Men’s tennis beats USC, wins Pac-12 regular season title” »

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QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson commits to UCLA

Heading into what could be Josh Rosen‘s final year in college, UCLA secured a big quarterback pledge Sunday as Bishop Gorman’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson announced his commitment to the Bruins.

Despite having never started a game at quarterback, Thompson-Robinson is still a sought-after recruit. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound quarterback sat behind now-Ohio State freshman Tate Martell for the past two years, but is still a four-star prospect according to ESPN, Scout.com and Rivals. ESPN ranks him the third-best dual-threat quarterback in the country and Rivals has him second.

Thompson-Robinson picked UCLA over Michigan while also having Pac-12 offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Oregon and Utah. Tennessee, Alabama and Florida State were also among the suitors for Thompson-Robinson.

Thompson-Robinson is UCLA’s eighth verbal commitment for the class of 2018. The Bruins also have pledges from safeties Jhevon Hill and Cam’ron Jones, offensive lineman Blake McDonald, athlete Isaiah Johnson, defensive lineman Aaron Maldonado, wide receiver Kyle Phillips, and running back AJ Carter.

Here are Thompson-Robinson’s junior year highlights

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UCLA spring football week 3 wrap up

Quarterback Josh Rosen (in yellow) throws a pass in practice. (Photo by Brittany Murray/SCNG)

After three weeks of practice, it’s the time to stop thinking and start playing. Rapid installation of a new offense left heads spinning, but the coaching staff took a step back this past week to help the offense take vital steps forward.

“I can see them playing a little bit faster,” offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said Saturday. “That’s usually the indicator of knowing it a little bit better: less thinking, more doing.”

The defense is finding its new stars. Adarius Pickett was tabbed as the secondary’s new Fabian Moreau by defensive backs coach Demetrice MartinJaelan Phillips and Darnay Holmes continue to live up to their five-star billing as the pair of freshmen already started to rotate into the No. 1 defense.

Here are links to wrap up the third week of spring practice. The final week starts Monday at 4 p.m. Continue reading “UCLA spring football week 3 wrap up” »

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Three-star RB AJ Carter commits to UCLA

DeShaun Foster secured his first commitment as UCLA’s running backs coach Saturday as three-star recruit AJ Carter announced his pledge to the Bruins on Twitter.

Carter, a 6-foot, 220-pound back from Louisiana, held an offer to Texas Tech from Foster before the former UCLA running back took the coaching position with the Bruins. Carter also had offers from Arkansas, Arizona State, Missouri and Mississippi State, among others.

The Bruins, who didn’t sign any running backs in the 2017 class, will lose at least one after this year with the graduation of Nate Starks.

Carter is UCLA’s second verbal commit in as many days and seventh overall. UCLA also has commitments from safeties Jhevon Hill and Cam’ron Jones, offensive lineman Blake McDonald, athlete Isaiah Johnson, defensive lineman Aaron Maldonado and wide receiver Kyle Phillips.

Here is Carter’s highlight tape:

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