2017 Football Recruiting Offers

Dec. 26 -- We look at whom UCLA has offered on offense and defense in the 2017 class...

It's still 25 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.


QB Tua Tagovailoa, 6-1, 190, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis. A teammate of 2015 UCLA commit Fred Ulu-Perry, Tagovailoa is in his first year as the starter at St. Louis, the alma mater of the newest Heisman Trophy Winner, Marcus Mariota. Tagovailoa, a left-hander, got an early offer from the Bruins and a few more Pac-12 schools have jumped on board. Unlike Mariota, Tagovailoa will have three years to start instead of just one. Like Tagovailoa, he's got a bright future and the Bruins are already in on him.

RB Najee Harris, 6-2, 205, Antioch (Calif.). Harris emerged this past spring and summer as one of the more intriguing prospects in the region, and then was a monster as a sophomore, rushing for over 2,000 yards. He's an early candidate for the top prospect in the West in his class. UCLA already went to see him play in the fall.

RB Greg Johnson, 5-10, 180, Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins. Johnson is one of three players at Hawkins in either the 2017 or 2018 classes with an offer. A relatively new school in the City Section, Hawkins is coached by former UCLA defensive back Mil'Von James. Johnson came to UCLA's camp and was offered early in the season. He attended a number of UCLA games this fall.

RB 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 split time at running back at Upland this year with UCLA commit Josh Woods, but with Woods graduating, Tilford will be the guy moving forward.

RB Dylan Moses, 6-1-5, 220, Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab. Already an LSU commit, Moses is the top prospect in his class nationally in the early going. He goes to school steps from Tiger Stadium and committed very early to LSU but UCLA offered before then.

WR Keyshawn Johnson, 6-2, 180, Calabasas (Calif.). 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 in his sophomore year, 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. He transferred to Calabasas early in the season and had to sit out a few games but got immersed in the offense over the course of the year.

WR Joseph Lewis, 6-2, 175, Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins. Another Hawkins prospect with an offer, Lewis, like Johnson, attended a number of UCLA games this fall. He's more a pure receiver of the group.

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.

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 four Pac-12 commits already. He's a prototype offensive tackle and some are touting him already as potentially the top lineman to come out of the state, ever. He too is under early consideration for the West's top

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.


OLB Anthony Hines, 6-2.5, 218, Plano (Texas). Hines committed to Mississippi State as a freshman but then when a fellow Texan had his scholarship pulled by the Bulldogs (Chason Virgil), just weeks before he was to enroll, Hines decided to decommit from the Bulldogs and is back on the market. He's one of the premier prospects in Texas already, regardless of class.

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 then as a sophomore this fall for the Panthers, before finally being named the County Sophomore of the Year. 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 next couple weeks closer to Signing Day. The younger Holmes, though, is the better prospect of the two.

CB Jaylon Redd, 5-9, 160, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.). UCLA's most recent offer to a 2017 prospect went to Redd, who had a sterling sophomore season at Rancho Cucamonga (where Tahaan Goodman played). Redd will be a national recruit but has very early interest in the Bruins.

CB Stanford Samuels, 6-2, 170, Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan. An early four-star by Scout, Samuels is one of the top prospects in the Sunshine State and has a number of offers from Southern powers like Alabama, Florida, Miami, Georgia and LSU but interestingly, UCLA is his only offer from a school West of Oklahoma.

CB Malcolm Askew, 6-0, 165, McCalla, (Ala.) McAdory. Askew has offers from schools like Georgia, LSU and Ohio State to go along with one from UCLA, but covets an offer from the two in-state schools and could be a longshot if either of those offer.

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.

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