Evals of UCLA Prospects at UA -- Day 1

Dec. 29 -- A UCLA-committed prospects might have been the best offensive lineman on the day, and a UCLA running back target was perhaps the best at his position...

This is a composite of evaluations from many Scout.com experts who were on hand at the Under Armour All-American Game practices Monday.

Fred Ulu-Perry, OL, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis -- The offensive lineman verbally committed to UCLA was one of the best offensive line prospects on the day. He garnered quotes from the Scout experts like: “Amongst the top linemen in the country,” “Would be my offensive lineman of the day,” and “I never saw Fred flat-out lose a rep.”

Today he showed strength, quickness and a high-motor. He might not be physically imposing at about 6-2.5, but is better than how he looks in pads. He worked at guard instead of center. He took two reps against two of the best defensive tackles in the country, Daylon Mack and Daron Payne, and won them or it was a wash.

Iman Marshall, DB, Long Beach Poly -- Despite making a few mistakes he had a good day overall. He showed great competitiveness and possesses all the tools needed to be an elite defensive back. He had one very good pass break-up, and was battling two elite receivers, Terry Goodwin and and Da'vante Phillips, for most of the day. He made an acrobatic interception, showing good break on the ball and great focus to reel it in after juggling it a few times. He got beat on a double move and got some 1-on-1 coaching from Herm Edwards.

In talking with Marshall, he spoke primarily about his official visits and didn’t mention UCLA in that context (since he plans to only visit UCLA unofficially). Story here.

Sotonye Jamabo, RB, Plano (Tex.) West (Pictured above) -- The top UCLA target “was arguably the most impressive back on Day 1. The day was made for QBs, WRs, and DBs, but he still shined out of the backfield, showing his ability to catch the ball.”

Maea Teuhema OL, Keller (Tex.) -- Teuhema “is a mammoth 6-foot-5, 330-pounder who carries his weight very well and moves his feet well, too.” More: “Teuhema was solid in one-on-ones. He's a real physical, powerful kid who is hard to disengage.”

Teuehema told Corey Bender (Scout's Florida analyst) that he was looking at LSU, where he has been committed for a long time, and Oklahoma. He didn't mention UCLA, but Scout will interview Teuhema more extensively tomorrow.

Byron Cowart, DE, Seffner (Fla.) Armwood -- Cowart might have had the best day among defensive prospects. He was described as “unblockable all day.” He worked against South Carolina offensive tackle pledge Christian Pellage and “had a step on him and used his quickness to his advantage on the edge.” Another quote: “He worked with his hands, with a great spin move and is explosive.” Also: “During one-on-ones, Cowart flattened Arizona-committed offensive tackle Keenan Walker, who is the #1 OL prospect in the west.” It was rumored that Cowart could take an official visit to UCLA in January.

Kendrick Norton, OL/DL, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian -- Norton is high school teammates with UCLA-committed linebacker Victor Alexander. He has said previously that he was going to officially visit UCLA and repeated the possibility of it again today. Observations: “Norton looks impressive in run blocking. Gets off ball well and gets a great push. He's explosive off the ball and light on his feet at 6-foot-2.5, 300-pounds. He's a powerful presence in the run game. He has been courted to play both offensive guard and defensive tackle at the next level, but projects very well on the offensive side of the ball.” Story here.

Others not evaluated today:

Jeff Holland, LB, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian. Story here.
Roquan Smith, LB, Montezuma (Ga.) Macon County
Josh Wariboko, OL, Oklahoma City (Okla.) Casady School

UCLA-committed quarterback Josh Rosen decided not to play in the UA game and UCLA tight end target Chris Clark was out due to injury.

Evaluations of the UCLA prospects in the U.S. Army Game are coming later today…

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