TE Matt Alaimo commits to UCLA

UCLA added a verbal commitment from tight end Matt Alaimo on Wednesday, pushing its 2018 recruiting class to 19 total recruits with one week left before National Signing Day on Feb. 7.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound three-star prospect was also considering offers from Texas A&M and Auburn. He briefly lent his verbal commitment to Pitt in December, but backed off on Dec. 21. He was recruited by in-state Rutgers as a dual-sport athlete, according to NJ.com, as he is also a star first baseman for St. Joseph Regional High.

Alaimo is the only tight end Chip Kelly has for this class so far, but adds another weapon on offense for the Bruins, who signed a trio of four-star receivers last month and have commitments from two more three-star receivers.

The group is ranked 18th in the country according to 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings and fourth in the Pac-12.