Three-star offensive guard Francisco “Paco” Perez has flipped his commitment from Cal to UCLA, giving the Bruins some more depth up front.
The Baldwin Park High product announced his decision on Wednesday morning in an on-campus ceremony, then sent his signed letter of intent just a few minutes later. Scout.com ranks him as the third-best offensive guard prospect in California.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman may not see immediate playing time, but could very well feature into the two-deep rotation during practices. UCLA could use more depth on the interior after losing three-year starter Alex Redmond as an early entry into the NFL draft, as well as freshman Fred Ulu-Perry as a transfer to Hawaii.