Early Look 2017: Football Offers

An early look at the football prospects UCLA has offered for 2017...

It's still 30 months away from when the class of 2017 can sign their NLI, and for all we know, the whole recruiting process as we know it now could be different.

But it's never too early to take a look at which prospects in the 2017 class that UCLA has offered, even if they're not quite in double-digits. Yet.

NOTE: This list is just 2017 prospects we know that UCLA has offered


ATH Najee Harris, 6-1, 175, Antioch (Calif.).  Harris emerged this past spring and summer as one of the more intriguing prospects in the region, and already has three Pac-12 offers.  He looked good at the Oakland NFTC and then Cal offered not long after.  UCLA offered earlier this summer. He can play running back, receiver, outside linebacker or safety and figures to be one of the top recruits in his class.

WR Nathan Tilford, 6-1, 200, Upland (Calif.).  Tilford was one of the first prospects in the 2017 class to get an offer and he'll be another elite prospect nationally that UCLA will have to work hard to get.  He's a receiver now and could grow more over the next three years out of the receiver position.  But he's a gifted football player and has been a national name since middle school.

CB Darnay Holmes, 5-10, 185, Newbury Park (Calif.).  Holmes was offered in the spring and he's already one of the best defensive backs in the West, regardless of class, looking very good all spring on the 7v7 circuit.  He's got double-digit offers from around the country but the Bruins were one of his early offers and his father and Demetrice Martin go way back.  UCLA is still keeping an eye on his older brother, Darick, a commit to Arizona, having offered him as a freshman interestingly, but will see how much more aggressive they'll be with him over the course of the season.  The younger Holmes, though, is the better prospect of the two.

WR Keyshawn Johnson, 6-2, 180, Mission Viejo (Calif.).  You may have heard of his father, who's a television personality.  The younger Johnson used the spring 7v7 circuit to really make a name for himself, after playing freshman football last year for the Diablos.  Now heading into his sophomore year and first year on Mission's varsity, UCLA offered Junior during the spring.  Obviously, there are the family ties to USC, but the Bruins decided to offer early on so he'll be one to watch.

OG Kayden Lyles, 6-3, 300, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro.  Lyles got an offer from the Bruins in the spring and that was in the midst of his recruitment really taking off, with several other national programs like Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Wisconsin all offering him.  He's the top sophomore in Arizona and will be top 100 guy in his class.

OT Foster Sarell, 6-6, 300, Graham (Wash.) Graham-Kapowsin.  Sarell may be the top offensive lineman in the state of Washington already, and that includes a group that has three Pac-12 commits already and a fourth that has an offer from the entire Pac-12. He's a prototype offensive tackle and some are touting him already as potentially the top lineman to come out of the state, ever.

CB Shaun Wade, 6-2, 175, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy.  UCLA already has a commitment from one teammate, 2015 linebacker Victor Alexander and have offered a whole bunch more in the 2015 class. Wade, however, is the lone 2017 prospect with an offer from UCLA at TCA.  If UCLA can hold on to Alexander, that could help with Wade, but he's already got a nice slew of offers early on.

WR Emmanuel Greene, 5-9, 165, Coconut Creek (Fla.).  Greene is already one of the more heavily recruited receivers in the Southeast, with a number of offers, and he was offered on the same day the Bruins offered three 2016 teammates of his at Coconut Creek.  He had a viral video on YouTube that kind of saw things really blow up for him and UCLA offered not long after, though it wasn't obviously just because of his video. 

RB Dylan Moses, 6-1-5, 220, Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab, (LSU commit)
OLB Anthony Hines, 6-2.5, 218, Plano (Texas), (Mississippi State commit)


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