Bruin Elite Camp Preview

UCLA will have several top prospects at its Elite Camp on Wednesday, including a few key guys from out of state...

UCLA's Bruin Elite Camp takes place on Wednesday and there will be a good collection of talent both locally and nationally making an appearance.

Some of UCLA's commits are expected to be there, though it's unlikely they'll participate, namely their two five-stars, quarterback Josh Rosen from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco and tight end Alize Jones from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman.

Cordell Broadus, the four-star receiver from Bishop Gorman is also expected to be at the camp, but he too is unlikely to participate. Broadus actually earned his offer from UCLA at their Elite Camp two years ago.

The commitment of Rosen essentially eliminates any real quarterbacks from the 2015 class throwing, but there is a chance that Santa Margarita (Calif.) 2016 four-star quarterback K.J. Costello will throw. UCLA has offered Malik Henry in the 2016 class, but Costello is high on their board as well.

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman 2017 quarterback Tate Martell, who committed to Washington while in junior high and just moved to Vegas from Poway (Calif.), is expected in camp.

Coming out from Florida are two Sunshine State running backs in Lakeland (Fla.) Christian running back T.J. Simmons and Tampa (Fla.) Sickles running back Ray Ray McCloud. Also joining them is Nate Craig, the five-star receiver ranked No. 1 in the 2016 class at the position. It's still up in the air if Craig will participate in the camp, but we know he'll be on campus.

Also coming out from the Southeast is 2016 four-star receiver Mykel Jones from Patterson (La.), who's father is from Los Angeles originally.

Lavan Alston.

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure receiver Lavan Alston will be one of the primary players to keep an eye on. The four-star has seen UCLA pick up their interest in him and they invited him to camp with the intention of watching him closely and determing if they will offer so he could be one player who puts himself in the best position to get an offer, much like Jordan Lasley a year ago.

Some of UCLA's top 2016 targets from the Southland are expected to camp on Wednesday, including La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat athlete Trevon Sidney, who UCLA is now recruiting as an athlete after originally offering as a cornerback and La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis receiver Dylan Crawford.

Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial running back/linebacker Dedric Young was supposed to camp with the Bruins, then they offered so now he said he may just visit and not work out, but there is still a chance he could still participate in the camp.

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany running back Dominic Davis was offered the same day as Young and he said he still plans to camp with the Bruins on Wednesday.

The one offensive lineman of significance is Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2016 four-star tackle Frank Martin, who's one of the best lineman, regardless of class, in the region.

Santa Margarita (Calif.) defensive end Rick Wade, who has a slew of Pac-12 offers, will be camping as well at the Elite Camp instead of the lineman camp.

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos 2016 four-star linebacker Bryce Youngquist is set to camp with UCLA.

The secondary should have some good talent, with Palmdale (Calif.) cornerback Dameon Baber, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala safety Philip Afia, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Colin Samuel and Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser cornerback Dwayne Parchment all scheduled to participate among the SoCal contingent.

Cornerback William Lockett from Manvel (Texas) will also work out.


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