Though football commitments don’t count for much in July, UCLA’s slow start to the 2014 cycle has nevertheless disappointed some fans.
The decommitment of offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor won’t help. A top JUCO recruit who had picked the Bruins in early June, Eluemunor starred at Lackawanna C.C. in Scranton, Pa., just a few years after moving from London, England. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle had openly discussed his interest in other schools for weeks, and tweeted Wednesday that he had cut UCLA from his list. He will choose either Arkansas or Ohio State on Friday.
JUCO lineman Dominick Jackson also flipped to Alabama in late June a few weeks after initially picking the Bruins. UCLA now has four commitments in the 2014 class, all of them wide receivers.