San Marcos WR Kyle Phillips commits to UCLA

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:

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UCLA secures commitment from four-star safety Cam’ron Jones

Four-star safety Cam’ron Jones announced his commitment to UCLA on Friday via Twitter, becoming the program’s fifth verbal commit for the class of 2018.

Jones, a 6-foot, 185-pound prospect from Mansfield High, is the No. 8 safety in Texas, according to Scout.com. He also had offers from schools including Baylor, Colorado, Minnesota and Oklahoma.

The Bruins didn’t sign any safeties in its 2017 class, but Jones is UCLA’s second for the 2018 group, joining Jhevon Hill. UCLA also has verbal commits from offensive lineman Blake McDonald, athlete Isaiah Johnson and defensive lineman Aaron Maldonado.

Jones’ junior season highlights

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Three-star OL Blake McDonald picks UCLA

UCLA picked up a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Blake McDonald on Saturday. The offensive tackle from San Ramon Valley High in Danville also had Pac-12 offers from Washington State, Utah, Oregon State, Arizona State and California.

McDonald is the No. 4 offensive tackle in California, according to Scout, and the No. 8 offensive tackle in the west.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive lineman is UCLA’s fourth commit for the class of 2018, joining safety Jhevon Hill, athlete Isaiah Johnson and defensive lineman Aaron Maldonado.

McDonald’s junior season highlights:

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UCLA lands second 2018 commit, Bishop Amat DL Aaron Maldonado

Bishop Amat defensive lineman Aaron Maldonado announced his verbal commitment to UCLA on Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound prospect was the Mission League Defensive MVP as a junior last year. He also had offers from Hawai’i, Cal, BYU and Boise State and is a three-star recruit, according to Scout.com.

Maldonado is UCLA’s second commitment for the 2018 class, joining safety Jhevon Hill.

The defensive lineman’s junior-year highlights:

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UCLA lands first commit for class of 2018

Three-star safety Jhevon Hill became UCLA’s first commit for the class of 2018 on Wednesday, announcing his pledge to join the Bruins on Twitter.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound safety from Cajon High also had offers from Cal, Utah and Washington State. He is a three-sport athlete, playing basketball and participating in track and field, where he competes in the triple and high jumps.

Cajon advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 4 quarterfinals last year, losing to Redondo.

Hill’s junior highlights:

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