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The best look at 01 Feb 2015 10:39 #7512

UCLA recruits who are signing the 4th. From Jack Wang at The LA Daily News:

UCLA fans will want to tune in to ESPNU on Signing Day.

The network has locked down commitment announcements for nearly all of the Bruins’ remaining targets, setting up what could be a program-altering day. UCLA already has a solid 2015 class that includes No. 1 quarterback Josh Rosen — who enrolled earlier this month — but getting the signatures of a few more stars next Wednesday will push it to one of the best in the country.

Here’s a look:

DeChaun Holiday, CB, 6-2/207, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills
Rating: Four stars, No. 76 national / 11 position (Scout) … No. 102 national (Rivals)
Announcement: Feb. 1
Finalists: Arizona State, UCLA, USC, Washington
Latest: Regarded as a strong UCLA lean, Holiday is the only Bruin recruit left whose announcement won’t be televised on Signing Day. He’s a big athlete who could shore up UCLA’s secondary immediately. The defensive backfield was inconsistent in 2014, and could use a shutdown corner.

Chris Clark, TE, 6-5/253, Avon (Conn.) Old Farms School
Rating: Five stars, No. 23 national / 1 position (Scout) … Four stars, No. 79 / 1 position (Rivals)
Announcement: 5:30 a.m. PT, ESPNU
Finalists: Michigan, UCLA
Latest: Clark visited UCLA last weekend, but that still left Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh with plenty of time to make a push. The former 49ers and Stanford has a history of developing tight ends, and made an in-home visit to Clark on Wednesday. This race could go down to the wire, but the Bruins offer a better situation with Rosen already enrolled.

Sotonye Jamabo, RB, 6-2/201, Plano (Texas) West
Rating: Five stars, No. 18 national / 1 position (Scout) … No. 22 / 4 (Rivals)
Announcement: 6 a.m. PT, ESPNU
Finalists: Texas, UCLA
Latest: Top dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray opted to stick with Texas A&M rather than flipping to Texas, which takes a bit of the steam out of the Longhorns’ recruitment. Still, trying to wrangle Jamabo out of his home state against local pressure won’t be a gimme.

Jeff Holland, OLB, 6-1/225, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian
Rating: Four stars, No. 11 position (Scout) … No. 20 (Rivals)
Announcement: 7 a.m. PT, ESPNU
Finalists: Auburn, Florida, UCLA
Latest: Defensive end CeCe Jefferson said that he, Holland, and five-star defensive end Byron Cowart decided to attend the same school. Cowart said he is down to either Auburn or Florida.

Josh Wariboko, OG, 6-3/314, Oklahoma City Casady
Rating: Four stars, No. 163 national / 10 position (Scout) … No. 104 / 8 position (Rivals)
Announcement: 8 a.m. PT, ESPNU
Finalists: Oklahoma, Ohio State, UCLA
Latest: The Bruins will return their entire starting offensive line next season barring injuries, but position coach Adrian Klemm said a few months ago that he still wasn’t satisfied with the unit’s “quality depth.” Although he recently pushed Ohio State as his leader, he’s visiting Oklahoma this weekend.

Roquan Smith, LB, 6-0/203, Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County
Rating: Four stars, No. 62 national (Scout) … No. 77 (Rivals)
Announcement: 8 a.m. PT, ESPNU
Finalists: Georgia, Michigan, Texas A&M, UCLA
Latest: Smith is taking his final official visit this weekend to UCLA, but pulling a top recruit out of the South is always an uphill battle. (See: Malachi Dupre) Harbaugh went so far as to visit Smith’s mother at work this past week, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Cordell Broadus, WR, 6-3/186, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman
Rating: Four stars, No. 42 position (Scout) … No. 27 (Rivals)
Announcement: 11 a.m. PT, ESPNU
Finalists: Arizona State, LSU, UCLA, USC
Latest: Snoop Dogg, a huge USC fan, once paid his son $2,000 just to start playing football. But Cordell Broadus said last month that the schools he’d heard from most recently were Arizona State, LSU and UCLA.

Iman Marshall, CB, 6-1/194 Long Beach Poly
Rating: Five stars, No. 7 national / 1 position (Scout) … No. 3 / 1 (Rivals)
Announcement: 1 p.m. PT, ESPNU
Finalists: Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan, UCLA, USC
Latest: Widely expected to pick USC, although he released a slickly produced teaser video for his announcement earlier this week.

Joseph Wicker, DT, 6-2/275, Long Beach Poly
Rating: Four stars, No. 93 national / 11 position (Scout) … No. 95 / 12 (Rivals)
Announcement: 1 p.m. PT, ESPNU
Finalists: Arizona State, Texas Tech, UCLA
Latest: Wicker would fulfill a big need. The Bruins have a great tackles in Kenny Clark and Eddie Vanderdoes, but both could very well leave for the NFL after 2015. Either way, Wicker would provide a much-needed piece in the defensive line for UCLA, which holds a strong local advantage.

Nathan Meadors, S, 6-1/186, San Bernardino San Gorgonio
Rating: Three stars, No. 62 position (Scout) … No. 38 (Rivals)
Announcement: 1-3 p.m. PT, Feb. 4, FOX Sports West
Finalists: Cal, UCLA, Notre Dame, Boise State
Latest: Taking his last visit this weekend to UCLA, which bodes well for the Bruins.
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The best look at 01 Feb 2015 13:52 #7513

Thanks for the post!
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