Four-star WR Jahan Dotson commits to UCLA

Apparently UCLA’s 34-point comeback against Texas A&M made a big impact on four-star wide receiver Jahan Dotson.

The 5-foot-11, 165-pound prospect from Pennsylvania announced his commitment to UCLA on Monday, one day after he attended UCLA’s season-opening win at the Rose Bowl on an official visit. The 2018 receiver is the No. 2 recruit at his position in the East, according to Scout.com, and the top receiver in his state.

He had offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State and Penn State.

Dotson is UCLA’s fourth commit at receiver for the 2018 class, joining CJ Parks (Mater Dei), Devon Cooley (St. John Bosco) and Kyle Phillips (San Marcos). All four are four-star recruits, according to Scout.com.

The Bruins have 23 known commits for this class, including 10 four-star prospects by Scout.com’s rankings. The group is the recruiting service’s second-best in the Pac-12 and 10th in the country.

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Three-star DB Kendrick Torain commits to UCLA

UCLA landed its sixth defensive back commit for the 2018 class on Sunday as Florida-based three-star prospect Kendrick Torain announced his pledge on Spectrum Sports Florida.

The 6-foot-2, 188-pound Torain, who plays at Jesuit High in Tampa, Fla., was also considering offers from Auburn, Virginia Tech and Georgia. He released a top-10 on Twitter on June 7, but the list didn’t include UCLA.

Torain joins a big defensive back crop for the Bruins, which includes four-star corner Olaijah Griffin and four-star safeties Stephan Blaylock and Cam’ron Jones. Torain is UCLA’s second defensive back from Tampa in this class as Demetrice Martin also secured a commitment from Ken Montgomery Jr., of Hillsborough High. Dayven Coleman rounds out the group of defensive backs.

Scout.com has UCLA’s 22-man recruiting class ranked second in the Pac-12 and 13th in the country currently.

Here are Torain’s junior season highlights:

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2019 St. John Bosco DB Chris Steele decommits from UCLA

Chris Steele committed to UCLA more than two years before he would have been able to sign with the Bruins, so it seemed that Wednesday’s announcement was inevitable: Steele, one of the top recruits in the 2019 class, he has backed off his UCLA pledge.

“I wanted to be fair and respectful to UCLA,” Steele told Scout.com. “They’re still one of my of top schools and I told Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) that when we talked earlier in the week. I’m still very interested in them and still want to build that relationship with him and the rest of the coaching staff moving forward.

The four-star cornerback from St. John Bosco committed two days before UCLA signed its 2017 class. His star continued to rise and he reeled in offers from all over the country: Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Stanford, Oklahoma, Arizona State, LSU and Colorado, to just name a few.

Steele is Scout.com’s No. 1 cornerback in California and the West and the third-best prospect at his position in the nation.

UCLA has three verbal commits for its 2019 class still: receiver Kameron Brown, linebacker Jonathan Perkins and receiver/defensive back Jordan Patterson.

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Four-star defensive end Abdul-Malik McClain commits to UCLA

UCLA’s recruiting train picked up another future Bruin on Monday as JSerra weakside defensive end Abdul-Malik McClain pledged his verbal commitment.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound McClain is UCLA’s 21st commit for the class of 2018 and the fourth in two days after the team hosted several recruits Sunday at the new Wasserman Football Center.

McClain is Scout.com’s No. 2 weakside defensive end and the fourth-best prospect at his position in the West. He also had offers from Louisville, Georgia Tech, Washington, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oregon State and Utah. He has a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and ESPN.

He is UCLA’s fourth defensive line commit for this class and first defensive end. The Bruins also have commitments from defensive tackles Niti Liu and Aaron Maldonado.

Here are McClain’s junior season highlights:

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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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