Wadood Lands Bruin Offer

UCLA offers the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco four-star defensive back, Jaleel Wadood, after a strong showing at UCLA's Elite Camp...

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco four-star cornerback Jaleel Wadood, (5-11, 175), camped with UCLA for the second straight summer.

This time, his performance at the UCLA Elite Camp netted him an offer, just two days after he was in Westwood.

On Sunday morning, Wadood got a Bruin offer from defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin.

"I'm very excited about the offer," said Wadood.

Jaleel Wadood.
"I'm definitely interested in UCLA. Coach Meat talked with me after the camp and said I did a good job out there and he was giving me pointers and pointing things out to me, and then he said he'd let me know after the camp if they were going to offer.   It was an offer that meant a lot to me.  UCLA is a great school that I could myself and in the Rose Bowl."

Which UCLA did on Sunday joining USC in offering the local prospect.

Wadood has been committed to Arizona State for months, but the opportunity to work out in preparation for The Opening made UCLA the place for him to spend his Friday evening. "It's just extra work for me," said Wadood. "I was getting ready for The Opening, where I'll be playing corner so I went to UCLA to work at corner. I felt I did great. There are some tweaks I can make, that every good player needs to make, but overall, I thought I did really good."

Wadood plays safety for St. John Bosco, and his choice would be safety in college, but at 5-11, 175, some schools like him as a corner. "It's an either/or thing," said Wadood. "I personally would like to play free safety, because I think I can do more at safety and my range is better and I'm better suited to take up one part of the field."

As for his commitment to Arizona State, Wadood said nothing has changed there.

"It's still full percent," said Wadood. "A commitment is a commitment, it can't be 80% or 50% it has to be a full commitment. But I'm still giving schools another look out of respect to them still looking at me."

Wadood said he will take all five official visits, but isn't sure where he'll trip too.

"Right now, I don't have a top five because I'm committed to Arizona State, and I might get some more offers, so I don't know where all I will visit," said Wadood. "But I may sort them out and decide that before the season."

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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