OL Blake McDonald decommits from UCLA, fifth decommit in one week

UCLA’s recruiting class continues to shrink as offensive lineman Blake McDonald backed out of his pledge on Sunday.

The three-star offensive tackle committed on April 8 and was one of the first members of UCLA’s 2018 recruiting class. McDonald is now the second offensive lineman to decommit this week, following junior college prospect Jason Dickson, who backed out Oct. 30. UCLA has also lost a trio of three-star defensive backs: Dayven Coleman, Ken Montgomery and Kendrick Torain.

UCLA has 19 commits left for the 2018 class, and with the new early signing period, can sign them to National Letters of Intent as early as Dec. 20.

Four-star safety Cam’ron Jones, who committed to the Bruins on April 16, weighed in on the recent slew of decommits:

Current UCLA defensive lineman Jaelan Phillips tweeted the following on Saturday soon after Torain announced his decommitment:

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DB Ken Montgomery decommits from UCLA

UCLA’s over-sized 2018 recruiting class lost another pledge Tuesday as Florida-based cornerback Ken Montgomery Jr. announced his decommitment.

Montgomery gave his verbal commitment to the Bruins on July 27, one of five recruits to commit within five days this summer. At the time, he chose UCLA over Washington State, Oregon, Alabama, Oregon State and USC and is slated to visit Oklahoma next month.

The Tampa, Fla., native was a three-star recruit according to Rivals and Scout and a four-star prospect according to ESPN. He is UCLA’s second decommitment in as many days after junior college offensive lineman Jason Dickson backed out Monday.

The Bruins still have five defensive backs in their 22-man 2018 class, headlined by Stephan Blaylock (St. John Bosco) and Olaijah Griffin (Mission Viejo), a pair of four-star recruits from Southern California. UCLA also has defensive back commitments from Cam’ron Jones, a four-star safety, Dayven Coleman and Kendrick Torian Jr.

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UCLA basketball picks up commitment from four-star prospect Grant Sherfield

Four-star prospect Grant Sherfield announced his commitment to UCLA on Monday, becoming the second pledge for UCLA’s 2019 recruiting class, joining LaMelo Ball.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Arlington, Texas picked UCLA over Kansas, Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M and TCU.

Scout, Rvials and ESPN all have him tabbed as a four-star recruit. Scout ranks him as the No. 54 recruit in the nation.

Here’s a look at UCLA’s newest commit:

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OL commit Jason Dickson decommits from UCLA

Junior college offensive lineman Jason Dickson announced his decommitment from UCLA on Monday via Twitter. The 6-foot-7, 295-pound offensive tackle for Diablo Valley College also has Pac-12 offers from Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State.

The Bruins still have 23 known verbal commitments for the class of 2018, including four three-star offensive linemen: Chris Bleich, Blake McDonald, Trey Stratford and Marco Brewer.

Brewer, originally from Corvallis, Ore., has not played football this season after he was charged with felony rape during the summer. He transferred from Corvallis High to Grant High School in Portland and plans to graduate in February, according to the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

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Guard Jules Bernard commits to UCLA

Four-star guard Jules Bernard announced his commitment to UCLA on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound shooting guard from Windward chose UCLA over Kansas, Oregon, USC and Miami (Fla.). He is the No. 1 shooting guard in California, according to Scout.com.

“I am excited and honored to continue my education and growth as a basketball player in my hometown at UCLA,” Bernard said in a statement released by Windward.

He averaged 25 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior at Windward and is the latest is several Compton Magic players to come to UCLA. He follows fellow Compton Magic products TJ Leaf, Ike Anigbogu, Jaylen Hands and Jalen Hill.

Here are some of Bernard’s highlights:

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