Dymond Lee commits to UCLA as a dual-threat quarterback

UCLA needs to fill out its quarterback depth chart. And it’s going to try and do so with one of the state’s best receiver prospects.

West Hill Chaminade’s Dymond Lee committed to the Bruins’ 2016 class on Wednesday, telling Bruin Report Online that he was doing so as a passer rather than a pass-catcher. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Lee is ranked a four-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, with the latter slotting him as one of the top 30 national prospects at receiver.

This is an interesting verbal commitment for several reasons — not least of which being Lee’s limited game experience behind center. Primarily a receiver at Chaminade, he was second on the team with 616 yards and 33 catches. He also rushed for 117 yards on 16 carries.

When he did line up as a quarterback in a Wildcat package, he usually took off running. As a junior, Lee only threw 10 passes all season, completing six of them for 97 yards. He is expected to play more quarterback as a senior. Continue reading “Dymond Lee commits to UCLA as a dual-threat quarterback” »

Three-star quarterback Matt Lynch commits to UCLA

UCLA has landed the quarterback of its 2016 recruiting class.

The Bruins received a verbal commitment from three-star prospect Matt Lynch, who is currently playing at Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy, just outside Denver. Bruin Report Online first reported the news of his commitment to UCLA.

The 6-foot-5, 182-pound passer had originally committed to Colorado State, but wavered when head coach Jim McElwain left for Florida. In December, he told the Bloomfield Enterprise that his status with the Rams was “up in the air.” His parents graduated from Colorado State.

Lynch threw for 1,210 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a junior. He would provide depth for the Bruins behind center, where freshman Josh Rosen projects to be a future starter.