Four-star defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa announces his commitment to UCLA, capping a top-10 class for the Bruins.
Four-star defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa committed to UCLA on Wednesday afternoon, giving the Bruins a decorated recruiting class as they enter the fifth season of Jim Mora’s tenure.
Regarded as one of the top-15 defensive tackles in the country — as well as one of the top 25 recruits in California at any position — Tagaloa has the potential to immediately plug into the Bruins’ rotation up front. Defensive line depth has been an issue for the team, which is returning former five-star recruit Eddie Vanderdoes from a torn ACL, but lost All-Pac-12 first-teamer Kenny Clark to the NFL draft.
Tagaloa was the last recruit to announce for UCLA on National Signing Day, doing so shortly after tight end Devin Asiasi — his Concord (Calif.) De La Salle teammate — picked Michigan over both the Bruins and USC.
Besides Asiasi and receiver Aaron Hansford, who opted for Texas A&M, Mora and his staff hit on just about every player they pursued down the final stretch.