Linebacker Cassius Peat flips from UCLA to Michigan State

UCLA has had a great start to National Signing Day, but it’s taken a few hits as well.

Linebacker Cassius Peat had committed to the Bruins in October, but held another announcement ceremony at Corona Del Sol in Tempe, Ariz., today. This time, he picked up a Michigan State hat.

Earlier on Wednesday, receiver Ryan Newsome also decommitted from UCLA, opting for Texas less than two weeks after his original announcement.

Linebacker Cassius Peat commits to UCLA

UCLA has landed another linebacker in its 2015 class, securing a commitment from Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol’s Cassius Peat.

Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Peat stands at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds and comes from an impressive athletic background. His older brother, Andrus Peat, is a 6-foot-7, 316-pound left tackle at Stanford who made several preseason All-American lists heading into this season — and also projects as an elite NFL prospect.

Their father, Todd Peat, was a six-year NFL offensive lineman who started eight games for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1992.

Scout.com ranks Cassius Peat as the No. 11 outside linebacker in the country, while Rivals.com has him at No. 42. The Bruins also have commitments from three-star outside linebacker Josh Woods and three-star inside linebacker Victor Alexander.