Two of three UCLA freshmen joined the team on Monday after violating team rules.
Receiver Jordan Lasley and linebacker Dwight Williams participated in the Bruins’ evening practice. Both, along with quarterback Aaron Sharp, had originally been left home until Aug. 31 — after the season opener at Virginia.
“Those three guys did not live up to the standards that we’re looking for through the summer months,” head coach Jim Mora said last week.
Lasley and Williams graduated from Gardena Serra, while Sharp is from Houston’s Summer Creek High. (UPDATE: Aaron Sharp will join the team for Tuesday’s practice.)
» A trio of true freshmen were left off UCLA’s training camp roster. Quarterback Aaron Sharp, linebacker Dwight Williams and receiver Jordan Lasley did not practice on Monday, and will not return to the team until Aug. 31, after UCLA’s season opener at Virginia.
“Those three guys did not live up to the standards that we’re looking for through the summer months,” head coach Mora said.
None of the three were expected to contribute immediately.
» Receiver Darren Andrews is officially out for the season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee. He will redshirt the upcoming season after initially tearing knee ligaments late last November, ending a season in which he caught four passes for 52 yards.
Cornerback Johnny Johnson is also out for the season after injuring his shoulder for the second year in a row. He had already redshirted the 2013 campaign.
» Promising inside receiver Mossi Johnson injured his left shoulder on Monday, and left the field with a UCLA staffer helping him hold his arm still. Mora said he hoped it was just a mild AC sprain.
Johnson played well in spring camp, and was likely the first receiver off the bench for either Devin Fuller or Thomas Duarte.
Three-star receiver Jordan Lasley committed to UCLA Saturday evening, less than 24 hours after he first received the offer.
The 6-foot-2 wideout clocked a 4.4 40-yard dash at the Bruins’ elite camp on Friday, and is currently rated a top-100 receiver nationally by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He confirmed the news on Twitter followingnumerousreports.
Lasley plays at Gardena’s Junipero Serra High with five-star cornerback Adoree’ Jackson and four-star linebacker Dwight Williams. He also has a 3.6 GPA, so academic eligibility won’t be a problem.