Bruins Best Fit for Johnson

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw athlete Mossi Johnson helped his team defeat rival Los Angeles (Dorsey) Calif. 34-14. After the game, Johnson discussed both the win and his commitment to UCLA...

Friday night marked one of the biggest rivalry games in the Los Angeles, as Crenshaw and Dorsey faced off in Rancho Cienega Park in front of a huge crowd.

Though Dorsey has a great number of players holding Division-1 offers, it was Crenshaw who came through and defeated the Dons 34-14.

Athlete Mossi Johnson, a UCLA commit, was a large contributor to that win.

"It was a good game. We executed well on defense and played well on offense. We played very hard on special teams; our special teams actually stepped up a lot. it was a good game, a good win for us," he said.

Johnson, who committed to the Bruins as an athlete, played both receiver and corner in the game, nabbing one of Crenshaw's four interceptions. After the game, Johnson credited the win to the Cougars' amount of preparation.

"We prepared hard for this game. Mentally, we watched film for one whole day, like from 3 o'clock all the way to 8 o'clock. We practiced really hard, like it was our last game," he said.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect committed to the Bruins earlier this month, shortly after picking up the offer.

"UCLA is the best fit for me. I love all of the coaches up there, I just like that blue and gold. It's also close to home, so my parents get to come see me play," he said.

Johnson's recruiter, receivers coach Eric Yarber, has had a good role in Johnson's recruitment.

"He's like a cousin to me. We talk pretty often," he said.

He's also had the opportunity to take in a few games at the Rose Bowl this season.

"I've been to two home games this year; the first one against Nebraska and the Utah game last weekend. It's a good offense. The quarterback runs the ball a lot, but he throws a lot, too, and it's the perfect fit for me," he said.

There is a chance that Johnson could take other visits, but nothing is set.

"I'm thinking about taking some other visits but as of now, I have nothing planned. I'm also trying to plan my official visit to UCLA, but I don't have a date yet," he said.

Overall, he's pretty confident with his decision.

"I'm pretty set with the Bruins," he said.

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