DB Ken Montgomery commits to UCLA

Ken Montgomery reached under the table, unzipped his backpack and pulled out a blue UCLA hat. The three-star defensive back from Florida is a Bruin.

Montgomery announced his verbal commitment to UCLA on Thursday on Spectrum Sports Florida, becoming UCLA’s 17th pledge for the 2018 class. He also had Pac-12 offers from Arizona, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State and USC. He recently took a visit to Alabama.

The Bruins have four defensive backs in their 2018 class so far with Montgomery joining safeties Stephan Blaylock, Dayven Coleman and Cam’ron Jones.

Montgomery’s junior season highlights:

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Jordan Patterson, 2019 WR/DB, commits to UCLA

It didn’t take long for Jordan Patterson to settle on his college choice. The 2019 wide receiver/defensive back from Arcadia High landed an offer from UCLA on June 23, then announced his commitment to the Bruins exactly one month later, on Sunday night.

Patterson also had an offer from USC. He is UCLA’s fourth commit for the 2019 class, joining defensive back Chris Steele, receiver Kameron Brown and linebacker Jonathan Perkins.

Patterson attended Hawkins High as a sophomore, but could not play due to CIF City Section transfer rules, according to Scout.com.

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St. John Bosco WR Devon Cooley commits to UCLA

The pipeline from St. John Bosco to UCLA will continue as the Bruins picked up a verbal pledge from Bosco receiver Devon Cooley on Thursday.

Cooley, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver/defensive back, announced his commitment to UCLA on Twitter. He transferred from Buena Park High to Bosco last month and will play with fellow UCLA commit defensive back Stephan Blaylock this year.

Cooley is a four-star recruit, according to Scout.com, and a three-star by Rivals.com’s rankings. He also had Pac-12 offers from Oregon, Washington State, Arizona and Arizona State.

UCLA has 16 commits for the 2018 class. Cooley joins Kyle Phillips as the team’s only receivers at this point.

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Three-star DB Dayven Coleman commits to UCLA

Dayven Coleman became UCLA’s third verbal commit in two days as the three-star safety from Texas announced his college choice on Twitter on Thursday.

He earned an offer from UCLA just last month and chose the Bruins over Pac-12 offers from Utah, Arizona and Colorado.

At 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Coleman is a versatile defensive back who fits Demetrice Martin‘s preference for players who can swing between safety and corner.

Coleman is from West Mesquite High in Texas, the alma mater of current UCLA wide receiver Eldridge Massington. After the Bruins picked up two running backs for the class of 2018 Wednesday, Coleman is UCLA’s 15th commit this year and the third defensive back.

Here are Coleman’s highlights:

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AJ Carter reverses course, recommits to UCLA

AJ Carter spent 10 days as an LSU commit and now the three-star running back is back to being a Bruin.

Carter, from Many, La., announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he is recommitting to UCLA after he broke off his pledge on June 26 to commit to his hometown Tigers. In his social media post, Carter wrote that he was swayed by the desires of his friends and family, but quickly realized he “made a mistake” as his heart already belonged to the Bruins.

He’s the second running back commit for UCLA in one day as Lentivone Lesane also gave his verbal pledge to the Bruins early Wednesday afternoon. The Bruins have 14 total commits for 2018.

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