The stretch run gets started this weekend, the first of three consecutive weekends of official visitors to UCLA before Signing Day on February 5th.
UCLA will have a half-dozen official visitors this weekend, four of them commits to the Bruins, one a commit to a Big 12 program and another uncommitted.
Here is a look at who's visiting this weekend:
Gardena (Calif.) Serra receiver Jordan Lasley
Lasley is the most recent addition to the visit list, but he's the longest-tenured commit of the four verbals visiting. Lasley committed to UCLA in June, the day after he was offered by the Bruins at their camp. USC offered Lasley in the fall, but it sounds like he's all in with the Bruins, and is part of their stellar receiver trio coming in. Lasley has been pretty vocal on social media of late too of his love for the Bruins.
Compton (Calif.) Centennial cornerback Denzel Fisher
Fisher was at the same UCLA camp that Lasley was at, but had to wait a little longer to get his offer. But when he got it in late August, it took him less than a week to commit to the Bruins. Like Lasley, Fisher was also offered by USC in the fall, but with John Plattenburg flipping to the Trojans, that pretty much seals Fisher to the Bruins, who also has been positively vocal on social media about his Bruin future.
Los Angeles (Calif.) View Park linebacker Cameron Griffin
A one-time commit to San Diego State, Griffin was offered by UCLA and didn't wait long to jump on it. UCLA had been his dream school, more for the education than for football, since he was a kid, and he didn't want to pass on that. Griffin is the first scholarship player from his school and was a Semper Fidelis All-American, two big honors for one of the finest players in the City section.
Englewood (Colo.) Cherry Creek running back Nathan Starks
Starks wasn't even really on UCLA's radar until the Army Bowl practices. He said that UCLA was in his top three, but the Bruins hadn't really recruited him since Steve Broussard left. But then UCLA got in on him and just hours after the U.S. Army Bowl, Starks committed to the Bruins. Right now, he's their featured back in this class and is a huge pickup for the Bruins. Starks and Jaleel Wadood hit it off in San Antonio and Starks is yet another who's been pretty vocal on social media about his excitement of playing at UCLA.
Houston (Texas) Summer Creek quarterback Aaron Sharp
UCLA needs a quarterback in this class and they'd love for Sharp to be that guy, and would love even more if he told them this weekend he wanted in. A commit to Utah for a day, he then flipped to Kansas State. But now he's exploring his options and he's also supposed to visit Washington. A speedy and athletic lefty, though raw as a passer, Sharp would help fill the Bruins' void at the quarterback position. He told Scout earlier this week that it's very unlikely he ends up at Kansas State, so that bodes well for the Bruins.
Roseville (Calif.) tackle Kolton Miller
Miller has only visited Oregon State but several other schools, like Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon are trying to get him to visit in the final two weekends. For now, though, the Bruins appear to be his last visit and it wouldn't be a surprise if a commitment happened this weekend. UCLA was by to see him on Thursday before he makes the trip down today to Los Angeles to start his official visit.
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