McIntosh Commits to UCLA

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade defensive back Jojo McIntosh has committed to playing his college ball at UCLA. It's UCLA's third defensive back commitment in three days...

Jojo McIntosh is one of the premier safety prospects in the West Region and had narrowed his choices to Boise State and UCLA. He wanted to announce on August 2 to honor his parents wedding anniversary.

"It's UCLA baby!" McIntosh said. "Of course, UCLA has great academics and that was big for me. I'm going to have to have a good degree to be successful after college and have a life after football. It's just a fact that you can't play football forever and a degree from UCLA, especially if you want to live in Southern California, is big.

"I also love the coaching staff and I just feel like this is where I was meant to be. Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) is a wonderful DB coach and working with him at the UCLA camp was great and I learned a lot from him."

McIntosh added head coach Jim Mora and the style of defense also played a role in his decision.

"Coach Mora is a former NFL head coach and a former NFL DB coach," McIntosh said. "He has a lot of experience and is very well connected. I think I'll learn a lot from him and he'll help me to become a better football player.

"I also love the way they run the defense. They want their DBs to be physical and to be able to cover and I think that plays to my strengths. Overall, it's just a great school and I'm very excited to be a part of the Bruin Revolution. It's a great Anniversary present to my parents and I just thank God for the opportunity."

McIntosh makes three commitments from defensive backs in three days for UCLA. On Wednesday, Ron Robinson, the safety prospect from Corona (Calif.) Santiago, committed, and earlier today UCLA received a commitment from Alabama cornerback prospect Antreal Allen.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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