Four-star DB Elijah Gates picks UCLA

UCLA pulled in another highly-ranked defensive back for its 2017 recruiting class as four-star recruit Elijah Gates committed to UCLA on Monday.

Gates, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound defensive back from Buena Park, chose the Bruins over Oregon. He joins an elite group for UCLA defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin, who also pulled in five-star Darnay Holmes, four-star Jaylan Shaw and three-stars Quentin Lake and Morrell Osling.

“The coaches, the players, the whole environment of everything, I felt like I was at home,” Gates told the Southern California News Group’s Jonathan Khamis.

According to Scout, Gates is the No. 5 defensive back in California.

He’s UCLA’s 18th verbal commit with National Signing Day coming in a little over a week.

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OL Zachary Sweeney commits to UCLA

The same day UCLA hired its next offensive line coach, the Bruins picked up their fourth offensive line commit for the class of 2017.

Zachary Sweeney, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced his commitment to the Bruins on Twitter on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound guard joins Jaxson Kirkland, Jax Wacasner and Kanan Ray in UCLA’s group of offensive line recruits for this class.

Sweeney was also considering South Florida, where he visited last weekend. He is rated a three-star prospect by Scout and 247 Sports and a two-star by Rivals.

The Bruins announced the hire of new offensive line coach Hank Fraley on Saturday morning with less than two weeks left until National Signing Day.

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UCLA flips CB Morrell Osling from Colorado

After pulling in only nine commits during 2016 for this year’s recruiting class, UCLA is gearing up for a big comeback in January.

The Bruins picked up their second commit of the day Wednesday, successfully flipping Antelope Valley cornerback Morrell Osling from Colorado.

Osling, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound, three-star prospect, committed to Colorado in July. He was also a quarterback in high school, but is projected to play defense in college.

Osling’s teammate Moses Robinson-Carr, once an Oregon pledge, committed to UCLA earlier this week.

Osling announced his commitment to UCLA on Twitter a few hours after defensive end Odua Isibor. The Bruins have 16 commits for the class of 2017 with two weeks left until National Signing Day (Feb. 1). UCLA has picked up seven commits in the month of January, including five-star defensive back Darnay Holmes, who committed at the U.S. Army All-American Game. UCLA jumped up 11 spots in ESPN’s national recruiting rankings Wednesday to No. 20.

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U.S. Army All-American DE Odua Isibor picks UCLA

UCLA added another defensive end to its 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday with a commitment from three-star U.S. Army All-American Odua Isibor.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound recruit from Phoenix, Ariz., is the No. 2 defensive end in Arizona, according to Scout.

Isibor told the Arizona Republic that academics were a large part of his decision to commit to UCLA. He was also considering Yale, Texas A&M and Arizona State.

The Bruins have 15 total commits for the class of 2017 with National Signing Day coming in two weeks on Feb. 1. UCLA has two Army All-Americans in its defensive line group with Isibor joining five-star defensive end Jaelan Phillips. Four-star defensive tackle Greg Rogers is an Under Armour All-American.

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UCLA ‘soft verbal’ commit My-King Johnson flips to Arizona

Three-star defensive end My-King Johnson, who offered a soft verbal commitment to UCLA earlier this month, has flipped his commitment to Arizona.

Johnson (6 foot 4, 225 pounds) is the top defensive end in Arizona, according to Scout.com. Without the Tempe, Ariz., native, the Bruins still have a number of defensive line commits in the class of 2017. Five-star defensive end Jaelan Phillips leads the group, followed by four-star defensive tackles Greg Rogers and Martin Andrus. UCLA also has a commitment from JuCo transfer defensive end Cassius Peat, but Peat is still taking visits.

The Bruins have 14 commits with National Signing Day coming on Feb. 1.

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