UCLA post-spring position outlook: Secondary

Spring football is done, and over three months still stand between us and the start of UCLA’s third season under Jim Mora — one that comes with national title aspirations and accompanying media glare. This blog will cover the status of each position group moving forward. Next up …


UCLA is very familiar with offense-to-defense success. With the last project off to the NFL as a top-ten pick, can the Bruins duplicate that sort of transformation?

Heading into the 2014 season, the best bet on the roster is Fabian Moreau — a former three-star running back who converted to cornerback as soon as he arrived in Los Angeles two years ago. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound soon-to-be junior earned an all-conference honorable mention in just his second year at the position — one in which he started 12 games. Continue reading

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Four-star CB Adarius Pickett commits to UCLA

His first official trip ended up becoming his last.

Four-star cornerback Adarius Pickett visited UCLA this past weekend, and enjoyed Los Angeles enough to commit to the Bruins and end his recruiting process.

The El Cerrito High star had offers from over 20 schools, including USC, Stanford, Cal, Arizona State and Nebraska.

“I was just talking to my parents about it and they said it’s my decision,” Pickett told the Bay Area News Group. “Today just seemed like a great day to do it.”

Rated the eighth-best cornerback in the country by Rivals.com, Pickett is easily the Bruins’ top defensive commitment for the 2014 recruiting cycle. A trio of other three-star defensive backs had verbally committed to UCLA prior to Pickett.

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