Please respect my decision pic.twitter.com/ojvIcwTvSS
— Jaxson Kirkland (@jaxson_kirkland) January 27, 2017
Already short on offensive linemen for the class of 2017, UCLA have lost three-star recruit Jaxson Kirkland‘s pledge.
The 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive lineman from Jesuit High in Portland, Ore., announced his decommitment on Twitter on Thursday night. Kirkland committed to the Bruins in August, but recently picked up offers from Oregon and Washington.
According to the Oregonian, Kirkland took an official visit to Oregon on Tuesday. He was scheduled to visit UCLA this weekend before National Signing Day (Feb. 1).
Kirkland’s father Dean was an offensive lineman at UW, where he co-captained the 1990 co-Pac-10 championship team.
Without Kirkland, the Bruins have three likely scholarship offensive linemen in the 2017 recruiting class: Kanan Ray, Jax Wacaser and Zachary Sweeney. San Clemente offensive lineman Zach Cochrun has also accepted a preferred walk-on position with UCLA.
The Bruins have 19 total commits for this recruiting class. Here’s an updated look at the recruiting situation.