Three-star LB Matthew Tago decommits from UCLA

Soon after former head coach Jim Mora was fired, Matthew Tago said he was still “committed” to UCLA, but would continue to explore his options. Now the three-star quarterback/linebacker has officially backed out of his UCLA pledge.

Tago, who led Quartz Hills High to a CIF Southern Section Division 10 title at quarterback, is the ninth recruit to decommit from UCLA since the coaching change. He was likely going to play linebacker for the Bruins as he was being recruited by linebackers coach Scott White.

He also has offers from Utah, Colorado, Washington State and USC.

The Bruins are hosting recruits this weekend in the first round of official visits since the coaching chance. Quarterback commit Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Serra athlete Bryan Addison are among the recruits expected to be on campus. Thompson-Robinson still seems to be firmly committed to the Bruins, while Addison, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound four-star prospect ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the country by 247 Sports, posted on Twitter that he will be announcing his choice Sunday. He is also considering Washington, Nebraska, Michigan and Arizona State.

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Dorian Thompson-Robinson reaffirms UCLA commitment

Prized quarterback recruit Dorian Thompson-Robinson doubled-down on his UCLA commitment on Twitter on Monday, one day after the school fired Jim Mora.

Thompson-Robinson, a four-star prospect out of powerhouse Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, is the crown jewel of UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class along with four-star cornerback Olaijah Griffin. The dual-threat quarterback is expected to compete for the starting spot immediately if junior Josh Rosen declares for the NFL draft after this season.

Three-star defensive lineman Niti Liu also reaffirmed his commitment to the Bruins while linebacker Matthew Tago is seemingly starting to wane, although he writes that he’s still committed to UCLA.

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Commits pour in while UCLA unveils Wasserman Football Center

UCLA hosted players, families and recruits Sunday in the new Wasserman Football Center and the new facilities immediately worked their recruiting magic.

At least three prospects committed to the Bruins on Sunday — four-star cornerback Olaijah Griffin, three-star linebacker Matthew Tago, three-star receiver CJ Parks — bringing UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class up to 20 commits.

Griffin, the son of rapper Warren G, also had offers from USC, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State and Cal. Scout.com has the Mission Viejo student ranked as the second-best cornerback in the West and the second-best in California.

Griffin is UCLA’s fifth defensive back for the 2018 class, joining safeties Cam’ron Jones, Stephan Blaylock and Dayven Coleman, and cornerback Ken Montgomery. He earned a coveted spot at The Opening finals this summer, competing for Team Alpha Menace.

Here are Griffin’s junior season highlights:

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