— Kyle Philips (@kylephilips17) April 21, 2017
Wide receiver Kyle Phillips announced his commitment to UCLA on Friday, giving the Bruins their first offensive skill player for the 2018 recruiting class.
Phillips also had offers from Arizona State, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Utah and Washington State, among others. The 5-foot-11, 176-pound prospect from San Marcos High is the No. 7 receiver in California and No. 9 in the West, according to Scout.com. He’s a four-star recruit according to Scout and a three-star by Rivals’ rankings.
UCLA did not sign any receivers in the 2017 class, but will be losing at least four players from the group after this season. Darren Andrews, Eldridge Massington, Alex Van Dyke and Mossi Johnson are all entering their final years of eligibility. Andrews’ graduation will open the starting spot at slot receiver, where Phillips could contribute.
UCLA now has six verbal commits for the 2018 class: safeties Jhevon Hill and Cam’ron Jones, offensive lineman Blake McDonald, athlete Isaiah Johnson and defensive lineman Aaron Maldonado.
Phillips’ junior year highlights: