Report: UCLA, Texas showing interest in EWU’s Vernon Adams

UCLA and Texas have joined Oregon in trying to woo Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams.

The potential graduate transfer has twice finished as both Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year and runner-up for the Walter Payton Award, given to the FCS offensive MVP. His former coach at Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany, Dean Herrington, told The Oregonian‘s Andrew Greif that he has fielded calls from the Bruins and the Longhorns — but that he still thinks Adams will choose between either going to Oregon and staying at Eastern Washington. Continue reading

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UCLA’s Spring Game scheduled for April 25

For those trying to mark their calendars, UCLA’s Spring Game has been set for Saturday, April 25. The time and location have not been announced, and the rest of the Bruins’ spring camp schedule is also not yet released.

Quarterback Josh Rosen will obviously be the main attraction, and is set to compete for the starting spot after enrolling in January along with JUCO transfer offensive tackle Zach Bateman. Of the 2015 recruits that just signed their letters of intent this week, linebacker Joshua Woods and defensive backs Nathan Meadors and Will Lockett are expected to enroll early.

Head coach Jim Mora also said Wednesday that one player he can’t name could potentially participate in spring practices — likely referring to still-undecided four-star linebacker Roquan Smith.

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UCLA officially signs five-star quarterback Josh Rosen

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UCLA announced on Monday that it has officially signed five-star quarterback Josh Rosen, immediately laying the foundation for its 2015 recruiting class.

Rosen is Rivals.com‘s No. 1 quarterback as well as the second-best national prospect at any position. He led Bellflower St. John Bosco to the CIF state title last season.

He will graduate early and enroll for UCLA’s winter quarter, which begins Jan. 5. The 6-foot-4, 206-pound quarterback will compete with current backup Jerry Neuheisel and Asiantii Woulard — a redshirt freshman this season — for the starting spot.

The Bruins also announced the signing of JUCO transfer defensive end Takkarist McKinley, who is eligible to play immediately.

» For anyone that missed it, now’s as good a time as any to check out Thuc Nhi Nguyen’s in-depth look at Rosen this summer.

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Five-star quarterback Josh Rosen commits to UCLA

Five-star quarterback Josh Rosen committed to UCLA early this afternoon, solidifying the Bruins for life after Brett Hundley.

Hundley — who will go pro after his upcoming redshirt junior season — was touted as “The Savior” and guided the program toward the national title conversation, but even he wasn’t as highly rated as Rosen coming out of high school. Continue reading

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