Three-star DB Chris Wilson decommits from UCLA

Three-star defensive back Chris Wilson announced his decommitment from UCLA on Friday via Twitter, writing he is opening his recruitment “to seek better options” after receiving “increased interest.” The prospect from Hitchcock, Texas committed to UCLA on Aug. 2 as the first of five commits from during the month of August.

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UCLA picks up commitment from three-star DB Quentin Lake

UCLA continued its hot recruiting streak Tuesday with a commitment from three-star defensive back Quentin Lake.

Lake is UCLA’s fifth commitment in the month of August and the team’s eighth overall for the class of 2017. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound DB from Mater Dei was also considering USC and Pitt, among others.

He is the son of UCLA All-American cornerback Carnell Lake, who is currently the defensive backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Three-star OL Jaxson Kirkland commits to UCLA

Three-star offensive lineman Jaxson Kirkland from Portland, Ore., announced his commitment to UCLA via Twitter on Sunday. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound lineman from Jesuit High was also considering California, Oregon State and Washington State.

He told Scout.com that he was looking to branch out of Oregon and had a good relationship with offensive line coach Adrian Klemm.

Kirkland is the seventh commit for UCLA in the class of 2017 and the fourth in the month of August.

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Former UCLA commit Hunter Echols chooses USC

Two weeks after withdrawing his commitment from UCLA, four-star defensive end Hunter Echols announced his pledge to USC on Friday night.

Echols told Scout.com that once he decommited from UCLA, the Bruins didn’t send him an offer letter and “it just made sense to go our separate ways.”

One of three Cathedral High players to decommit from UCLA since May, Echols said he was “over the (recruiting) process” and settled on USC because he had a great relationship with the staff, including head coach Clay Helton, who recruited him “harder than another other head coach.”

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Four-star tight end Jimmy Jaggers commits to UCLA

UCLA picked up a third commit in as many days as four-star tight end/defensive end Jimmy Jaggers announced his commitment on Twitter on Thursday.

Jaggers had a slew of offers from other schools, including USC, Alabama, Arizona and Texas A&M. According to 247Sports, he is the No. 8 tight end in the country and 29th-best prospect in California.

After a lackluster summer in recruiting during which many recruits withdrew their commitments to UCLA, the Bruins have doubled their 2017 class in just three days. Jaggers, from Roseville High in the Sacramento area, is UCLA’s sixth commit for the class of 2017. Three-star defensive backs Chris Wilson and Jaylan Shaw committed earlier in the week, joining five-star weakside defensive end Jaelan Phillips, three-star offensive lineman Kanan Ray and JUCO offensive lineman Ronald Rudd III as UCLA commits.

Jaggers’ junior season highlights:

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