UCLA flips CB Morrell Osling from Colorado

After pulling in only nine commits during 2016 for this year’s recruiting class, UCLA is gearing up for a big comeback in January.

The Bruins picked up their second commit of the day Wednesday, successfully flipping Antelope Valley cornerback Morrell Osling from Colorado.

Osling, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound, three-star prospect, committed to Colorado in July. He was also a quarterback in high school, but is projected to play defense in college.

Osling’s teammate Moses Robinson-Carr, once an Oregon pledge, committed to UCLA earlier this week.

Osling announced his commitment to UCLA on Twitter a few hours after defensive end Odua Isibor. The Bruins have 16 commits for the class of 2017 with two weeks left until National Signing Day (Feb. 1). UCLA has picked up seven commits in the month of January, including five-star defensive back Darnay Holmes, who committed at the U.S. Army All-American Game. UCLA jumped up 11 spots in ESPN’s national recruiting rankings Wednesday to No. 20.

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U.S. Army All-American DE Odua Isibor picks UCLA

UCLA added another defensive end to its 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday with a commitment from three-star U.S. Army All-American Odua Isibor.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound recruit from Phoenix, Ariz., is the No. 2 defensive end in Arizona, according to Scout.

Isibor told the Arizona Republic that academics were a large part of his decision to commit to UCLA. He was also considering Yale, Texas A&M and Arizona State.

The Bruins have 15 total commits for the class of 2017 with National Signing Day coming in two weeks on Feb. 1. UCLA has two Army All-Americans in its defensive line group with Isibor joining five-star defensive end Jaelan Phillips. Four-star defensive tackle Greg Rogers is an Under Armour All-American.

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UCLA ‘soft verbal’ commit My-King Johnson flips to Arizona

Three-star defensive end My-King Johnson, who offered a soft verbal commitment to UCLA earlier this month, has flipped his commitment to Arizona.

Johnson (6 foot 4, 225 pounds) is the top defensive end in Arizona, according to Scout.com. Without the Tempe, Ariz., native, the Bruins still have a number of defensive line commits in the class of 2017. Five-star defensive end Jaelan Phillips leads the group, followed by four-star defensive tackles Greg Rogers and Martin Andrus. UCLA also has a commitment from JuCo transfer defensive end Cassius Peat, but Peat is still taking visits.

The Bruins have 14 commits with National Signing Day coming on Feb. 1.

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UCLA flips three-star tight end Moses Robinson-Carr from Oregon

UCLA landed a verbal commitment from three-star tight end Moses Robinson-Carr on Sunday at the end of the Antelope Valley High prospect’s official visit. Robinson-Carr committed to Oregon in June last year, but withdrew his pledge to the Ducks in December in the midst of a coaching staff change in Eugene.

Robinson-Carr (6 foot 5, 260 pounds, according to Scout) is UCLA’s second tight end commit for the class of 2017 and the program’s sixth verbal commit in the month of January. UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has history working in an offense that emphasizes the tight end as Michigan’s Jake Butt won the Big Ten Tight End of the Year Award in each of the past two years.
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Three-star offensive lineman Jax Wacaser commits to UCLA

UCLA picked up a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Jax Wacaser on Wednesday, bringing the class of 2017’s total to 14 commits with exactly three weeks left until National Signing Day.

Wacaser, an offensive tackle from Arizona’s Saguaro High, was also considering Cal, Utah, Vanderbilt and Virginia, among others.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound prospect is the No. 4 offensive tackle in Arizona, according to Scout. He is UCLA’s third offensive line commit for this recruiting class, joining Jaxon Kirkland and Kanan Ray.

Of the Bruins’ 14 commits, nine are primarily defensive players, while three of the five offensive players are linemen. UCLA is still lacking a true receiver in this class outside of tight end Jimmy Jaggers.

UCLA’s commits so far:

  • DE Jaelan Phillips
  • OL Kanan Ray
  • OLB Rahyme Johnson
  • DT Martin Andrus
  • DB/WR Jaylan Shaw
  • TE Jimmy Jaggers
  • OL Jaxson Kirkland
  • DB Quentin Lake
  • QB Austin Burton
  • DE Cassius Peat
  • DT Greg Rogers
  • DB Darnay Holmes
  • DE My-King Johnson (said to be a soft verbal commit)
  • OL Jax Wacaser
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