2016 Football Recruiting Offers: Offense

Dec. 23 -- We look at whom UCLA has offered on the offensive side of the ball for the 2016 class...

UCLA will likely have more scholarships to give in 2016, but with the 2015 class potentially being bigger than anticipated, that could spill over in to the next class.

Still, there will be a lot more scholarships opening up following the 2015 season, and maybe even more with some of the potential 3-and-out guys that are wrapping up their sophomore seasons.

The 2016 class, particularly out West, will be strong again, just a notch below the 2015 class but ahead of some other recent classes, however, it's mostly on the defensive side of the ball, with only receiver a real strength right now (and the Bruins have a commitment at that position from a top 10 national prospect.

UCLA has been pretty aggressive in this class so far, both locally and nationally.

NOTE: This list is just 2016 prospects we know that UCLA has offered. And Others to Watch includes prospects we know are high on their board but haven't yet been offered.

**Rankings are by position nationally.**


With a commitment already from the No. 1 quarterback in the 2015 class, Josh Rosen, it could be difficult for UCLA to bring in another top-tier guy in 2016. Of course, a lot could depend on if there is a starter named coming out of of spring next year, with Rosen graduating early and battling Jerry Neuheisel, Asiantii Woulard and even Aaron Sharp for the spot that Brett Hundley is vacating following the Alamo Bowl.

UCLA first offered Henry, but he's since committed to Florida State and Costello is favoring USC and Stanford. Its likely that Modster could be their target, though they've yet to offer him, but will certainly watch him throw in the spring.

K.J. Costello, 6-5, 220, Santa Margarita (Calif.), #2
Tristen Wallace, 6-2.5, 225, DeSoto (Texas), #6
Jarrett Guarantano, 6-4, 195, Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic, #9
Dwayne Haskins, 6-2, 180, Potomac (Mary.) The Bullis School, #10
Brandon McIlwain, 6-0.5, 204, Newtown (Pa.) Council Rock, #16
Malik Henry, 6-2, 175, Westlake (Calif.), #3 (Florida State commit)

Others To Watch
Devon Modster, 6-1, 210, Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro, #13
Kevin Davidson, 6-4, 215, Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds, #23


Through their junior seasons, it's again not a great running back class out West, which has been an issue the past couple of years. That's part of the reason why UCLA is trying to stockpile some guys at the position in the 2015 class, with two verbals already and a big one they're doing well with in Soso Jamabi. McGrew and Lucas are the only true backs with an offer from the West so far, and UCLA is doing well with McGrew, who could commit sooner rather than later. He showed this year that he's definitely got the ability to be a running back at the next level.

Chase Lucas, 6-1, 180, Chandler (Ariz.), #5
Sean McGrew, 5-8, 175, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, #9
Robert Washington, 5-10, 210, Huntersville (N.C.) SouthLake Christian, #16
Tray Staten, 5-9, 185, Holly Springs (N.C.)
Jalin Buie, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy (Auburn commit)

Others To Watch
Beau Bisharat, 6-2, 210, Carmichael (Calif.) Jesuit, #18 Melquise Stovall, 5-9, 170, Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete, #25
Leo Lambert, 5-10, 180, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
Dylan Thigpen, 5-10.5, 180, La Verne (Calif.) Damien


On the other hand, the receiver class out West is ridiculously strong, perhaps the strongest it has ever been and UCLA isn't just offering a bunch of guys in the region, they're offering a number of them nationally. They already have an early commitment from Michael Pittman, but he blew up after his commitment, with more offers coming in, so they'll have to stay on him. They were the first offer for McKnight and Jones and one of the first offers for Long and Alloway. Vaughns and Crawford are elite prospects nationally, but UCLA has some work to do with them. UCLA got a jump on McKinley too, and he's been terrific this season, but they're back in the pack. Still, this is a strong position across the country and UCLA is already getting after several.

Michael Pittman, 6-3, 200, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, #8- COMMITTED
Tyler Vaughns, 6-2, 185, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat, #2
Devin Duvernay, 5-10, 175, Sachse (Texas), #3
Dylan Crawford, 6-1, 175, La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis, #5
Reggie Hemphill, 6-1, 175, Manvel (Texas), #7
Dee Anderson, 6-4, 175, Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite, #14
Theo Howard, 6-1, 175, Westlake (Calif.), #15
Binjimen Victor, 6-4, 170, Coconut Creek (Fla.), #17
Mykel Jones, 6-0, 185, Patterson (La.), #19
Darian Owens, 6-0, 180, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West, #22
Javon McKinley, 6-2, 180, Corona (Calif.) Centennial, #25
Clyde Leflore, 6-1, 165, New Orleans (La.) Warren Easton, #26
Steffon McKnight, 6-1.5, 165, San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa, #32
Damian Alloway, 5-10, 170, Fontana (Calif.) Summit, #40
Jack Jones, 5-10, 170, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, #44
Deriq King, 5-11, 170, Manvel (Texas), #50
David Long, 6-0, 175, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
A.J. Morris, 6-1, 205, Smyrna (Tenn.) Lancaster Christian Academy
Conner O'Donnell, 5-11, 160, Huntersville (N.C.) SouthLake Christian
Nate Craig, 6-2, 200, Tampa (Fla.) Catholic, #1 (Auburn commit)
Scott Bracey, 6-2, 190, Richmond (Va.) Benedictine, #21 (Duke commit)
Demetris Robertson, 6-1, 180, Savannah (Ga.) Country Day, #24 (Alabama commit)
Dillon Mitchell, 6-0, 170, Memphis (Tenn.) White Station, #46 (Oregon commit)

Others To Watch
Dymond Lee, 6-0, 160, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade, #24
Simi Fehoko, 6-4, 183, Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton, #47
J.J. Wills, 5-11, 161, Clovis (Calif.)


Though UCLA has a tight end committed in the 2015 class, they could lose him, but they may end up replacing him with a more true, traditional tight end in Chris Clark. And L.J. Reed is a big bodied receiver who could end up playing Y in college, so if they got Clark and Reed, getting a tight end in the 2016 class isn't as crucial. And right now, Asiasi is the only one with an offer..

Devin Asiasi, 6-5, 230, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle, #2


UCLA is trying to stock up on lineman in the 2015 class, and so far, it has. That's a good move because it's a very thin class so far in the region, with only two lineman in the state in the Scout 300, Martin and Wattenberg, who have UCLA offers. Martin was at several games this fall and UCLA has made a big move for him while Wattenberg also has the Bruins high. All of UCLA's offers so far have gone to tackles, though Martin could play guard at the next level.

Willie Allen, 6-7, 270, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian, #10 OT
Frank Martin, 6-6, 285, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, #13 OT
Jauan Williams, 6-6, 270, Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll, #15 OT
Luke Wattenberg, 6-5, 265, San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra, #22 OT
Clarence Henderson, 6-3, 250, Dallas (Texas) Skyline, #23 OT

Others To Watch
Jonah Williams, 6-5, 270, Folsom (Calif.), #23

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