Each week and every week, as frequently as possible that is, we plan to take an inside look at multiple players from the Class of 2014 that UCLA is keeping a close eye on. Securing an all-important commitment, of course, is the ultimate goal for the coaching staff of the Bruins.
Think of this space as a proverbial one-stop shop for news and notes about the gridiron goings on for potential targets. This past weekend, for example, the Bruins planned to host several underclassmen on campus in Westwood and the turnout went particularly well.
Without further ado, it's time to get down to business as we reveal a list of who’s who and the chances UCLA has to land each individual in the future.
Adoree' Jackson, CB, Gardena (CA) Serra: Powerhouse programs such as LSU and USC appear to be the front-runners at this stage for Jackson (pictured). Alabama, Notre Dame and Oregon are in the mix, but have not offered the 5-foot-10 and 170-pound corner. The finish line, however, is nowhere in sight. With a scholarship on the table for him, you can't count out UCLA either.
Tyler Luatua, TE, La Mirada (CA): UCLA has offered him and is facing some serious competition for the high-profile 6-4 and 230-pound pass-catcher. In the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Luatua checks in as the No. 1 player in the nation at his position. Alabama and USC are considered as major players. Florida State and Michigan, among others, pose as legitimate threats to the Bruins as well.
Kenny Young, LB, New Orleans (LA) John Curtis: The 6-2 and 220-pound tackling-machine lines up on the inside right now. Signs point to him being capable of moving to the outside and running people down from sideline-to-sideline, if necessary. His versatility intrigues the coaching staff from UCLA. So much so, in fact, Coach Jim Mora & Co. recently offered Young.
David Cornwell, QB, Norman (OK) Norman North: The Bruins haven't offered the 6-5 and 230-pound signal-caller yet. Suppose that best explains why peers such as Kyle Allen from Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain, Jalen Greene from Gardena (CA) Serra and Ricky Town of Ventura (CA) St. Bonaventure were also on campus. UCLA figures to take a long look at Cornwell.
Nick Glass, S, Atlanta (GA) Peachtree Ridge: The 6-2 and 205-pound play-maker in the secondary has already committed to Georgia, back on April 4, to be exact. It appears as if Glass plans to explore his options, nevertheless. In the case of the Bruins, they have offered and his interest in them could change sooner, rather than later, especially after his recent visit to the West Coast.
Sean Ceglinsky has covered prep and college sports on the West Coast for the better part of the past 15-plus years. Follow him on twitter: @SeanCeglinsky