UCLA Offers More Running Backs

Scholarship offers went out to three 2015 west coast running back prospects Thursday. Here they are, with their highlight reels...

UCLA had a flurry of scholarship offers go out to running backs Thursday. They have Bolu Olorunfunmi verbally committed, and he has said repeatedly he's solid to UCLA, despite offers from Stanford, Notre Dame and others. But UCLA has clearly been pursuing a second running back in the 2015 class, recruiting prospects like Sotonye Jamabo, the nation's #2-ranked running back from Plano (Tex.) West; T.J. Simmons, from Lakeland (Fla.) Christian, and Ray McCloud, from Tampa (Fla.) Sickles. The prospects UCLA have been pursuing are, obviously, out of state, and either a big-back type or a speed guy.

The offers come after Jaason Lewis, the athlete from Virginia Beach (Virg.) Ocean Lakes, decommitted to UCLA, a prospect UCLA projected as a running back.

Now it looks like UCLA has decided to pursue some running back prospects closer to home, offering the following in recent days.


Dominic Davis, 5-10, 175, Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany.

Davis is a tremendous athlete that has been a bit under the recruiting radar to date. He's one of the fastest players in the state, having run a 10.5-100m, and had the fastest 40 time at the NIKE Camp at 4.40, while also jumping 39" in the vertical. He's an explosive playmaker and could also play WR or DB in college. Here's our frontpage story on Davis today: UCLA Offer Big for Davis. As it states in the story, UCLA is a big offer for Davis and the word is that the Bruins will probably move to the top of his list.

Davis Highlights:


Cameron Scarlett, 6-1, 190, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic.

Scarlett is currently the #2-ranked running back in the west, with offers from Oregon, Notre Dame, Stanford and more. Stanford, Oregon and BYU might be the current top three for him. We've heard the UCLA offer could shake up Scarlett's list, however.

Scarlett Highlights:


Dedrick Young, 6-1, 215, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial.

Young is ranked the #33 outside linebacker in the nation, and is getting recruited at that position, while UCLA offered him as a running back. He's a good enough prospect to play at the Pac-12 level at both positions, with great instincts on both sides of the ball, and explosion for his size running through the line.

Young Highlights:


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