UCLA football fans searching for a little preview of what the future could possibly have in store for the Bruins, we suggest checking out the South Bay BMW West Coast Bowl on Sunday late afternoon at The Home Depot Center in Carson (CA). Trust us on this one.
Brought to the public by the fine folks from B2G Sports, kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. (PST) and multiple UCLA verbal commitments from the Class of 2013 will be in action. For those who are not anywhere near Southern California, fear not. Over of the next couple days, we plan to provide plenty of updates about the individuals in attendance. In the meantime, here’s a list of who’s who.
Priest Willis, CB, Tempe (AZ) Marcos De Niza: He committed to UCLA a few days ago and the 6-foot-2 and 200-pound Willis (pictured) is the marquee name at the game.
Tahaan Goodman, S, Rancho Cucamonga (CA): Another recent commit to the Bruins, the 6-3 and 195-pound hard-hitter figures to patrol the secondary from his safety spot.
Mossi Johnson, WR, Los Angeles (CA) Crenshaw: Decided the Bruins were best fit in October. The 6-1 and 170-pounder can also play on the defensive side of the ball.
Poasi Moala, OG, Moreno Valley (CA) Rancho Verde: Chose to attend UCLA in September and the 6-5 and 252-pound big man has not wavered about his plans since.
Alex Redmond, OG, Los Alamitos (CA): The one-time Oregon commit had a change of heart and picked the Bruins in December. UCLA is happy to have 6-5 and 290-pounder.
Kenny Lacy, OT, Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe: The 6-5 and 270-pound blocker committed to the Bruins back in September and all signs point to him keeping the pledge.
Jermaine Kelly, CB, Los Angeles (CA) Salesian: A one-time UCLA commit, the 6-1 and 180-pound defensive back switched things up and is with Washington nowadays.
Dashon Hunt, CB, Westlake Village (CA) Westlake: The 5-9 and 175-pounder committed to the Bruins as an underclassman. His final destination, however, is Oregon State.
Patrick Enewally, CB, Cerritos (CA) Gahr: The 6-2 and 190-pound unsigned recruit has plenty of options to choose from. Nevertheless, UCLA remains toward the top of his list.
D.J. Martin, RB, Bakersfield (CA) Stockdale: The one-time Cal commit struggles off the field with grades. The 5-10 and 205-pound unsigned prospect is a talent on the field though.
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