UCLA has added a much needed prospect to its 2016 class in offensive guard Michael Alves.
Rivals.com rates he San Diego St. Augustine standout as a four-star recruit, and one of the top 20 guards in the country. Scout.com gives him three stars and a No. 2 ranking among California recruits at his position.
The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Alves is only the second offensive line recruit on track to sign with the Bruins next February. Three-star center Sean Auwae also picked UCLA back in August.
An offensive line that has allowed a conference-low 10 sacks this season will graduate center Jake Brendel, who has more career starts than any Bruin in school history. Starting left tackle Conor McDermott, a 23-year-old redshirt junior, is also a candidate to declare for the NFL draft.