UCLA's Release on 2015 Class

Feb. 5 -- UCLA put out its official release, which goes in detail about each recruit in the 2015 class...

UCLA 2015 FOOTBALL SIGNEES

Eighteen outstanding high school seniors from seven different states, along with one California junior college transfer student, have signed national letters-of-intent, grants-in-aid and/or offers of admission to UCLA, Bruin head football coach Jim Mora announced today. Eleven of the student-athletes attended high school in the state of California, two in Texas, and one each in Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, Oklahoma and Utah.

           The class is ranked No. 4 nationally by Scout.com, No. 13 by Rivals.com and No. 11 by ESPN.

  • 4 earned the No. 1 position ranking in the nation by Scout.com --- QB – Josh Rosen, RB – Sotonye Jamabo, OC-Fred Ulu-Perry, TE-Chris Clark
  • 4 earned a Scout.com five-star ranking - REC Chris Clark, RB Sotonye Jamabo, LB Keisean Lucier-South, QB Josh Rosen
  • 3 earned a Rivals.com five-star ranking --- RB Sotonye Jamabo, LB Keisean Lucier-South, QB Josh Rosen
  • 9 of the new Bruins earned a four-star ranking from Rivals.com --- REC Cordell Broadus, REC Chris Clark, OL Tevita Halalilo, DB DeChaun Holiday, OL Andre James, DB Stephen Johnson III, DB Colin Samuel, DL Rick Wade, OL Josh Wariboko
  • 10 of the future Bruins received a four-star ranking from Scout.com --- REC Cordell Broadus, OL Tevita Halalilo, DB DeChaun Holiday, OL Andre James, DB Stephen Johnson III, DB Colin Samuel, OL Fred Ulu-Perry, DL Rick Wade, OL Josh Wariboko, LB Josh Woods
  • 14 recruits named to Scout.com West 150 --- J.Rosen-3, K. Lucier-South-9, D. Holiday-19, T. Halalilo-31, J. Woods-33, A. James-37, F. Ulu-Perry-39, S. Johnson-43, C. Broadus-61, C. Samuel-64, R. Wade-68, O. Spencer-83, N. Meadors-85, B. Olorunfunmi-89
  • 11 recruits listed in Scout.com National 300 --- J. Rosen-12, S. Jamabo-18, C. Clark-23, K. Lucier-South-29, D. Holiday-76, T. Halalilo-145, J. Woods-162, J. Wariboko-163, A. James-192, F. Ulu-Perry-198, S. Johnson III-212
  • 8 recruits in ESPN 300 --- K. Lucier-South-22, S. Jamabo-28, J. Rosen-50, F. Ulu-Perry-69, J. Wariboko-105, C. Clark-111, D. Holiday-122, C. Broadus-130
  • 7 recruits named to the Rivals.com National Top 250 --- J. Rosen-2, K. Lucier-South-14, S. Jamabo-22, C. Clark-79, D. Holiday-102, J. Wariboko-104, DB S. Johnson III-189

 

 

2015 UCLA FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS as of 2/4/15 at 3:30 p.m.

Zach Bateman – Offensive Line, Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., 6-7, 320
Enrolled at UCLA in January of 2015 … Attended Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, Calif. and Orange Coast College in 2013 and 2014 ... Anchored an offensive line that helped the OCC offense to generate nearly 8,000 yards of total offense over the past two seasons … His offensive line coach was former Los Angeles Rams Pro Bowl lineman Doug Smith  … Earned All-CIF and All-Orange County honors while at Estancia HS … Was an all-league selection in both football and wrestling during his prep career … Two-time Newport-Mesa Dream Team honoree … Shared the Orange Coast League Lineman of the Year award as a junior in 2010 … Helped the Eagles win back-to-back league titles and advance to the Southern Division semifinals in 2011 … Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.

Cordell Broadus – Receiver, Bishop Gorman HS in Las Vegas, Nev., 6-3, 190
Ranked No. 130 on the ESPN 300 list and as the No. 14 wide receiver in the nation … Listed as a four-star recruit by scout.com and the No. 10 wide receiver in the west … Listed as a four-star recruit by rivals.com and the No. 27 wide receiver in the nation … PrepStar All-American … Caught 139 passes for 1,810 yards and 26 touchdowns in his career and made 39 receptions for 602 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior … Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Chris Clark – Receiver, Old Farms HS in Avon, Conn., 6-6, 247
Listed No. 23 (five stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … Scout’s No. 1-ranked tight end … Listed No. 79 (four stars) on the rivals.com Rivals 100 … Listed as the No. 111 player on the ESPN 300 … ESPN.com’s No. 4 tight end in the nation … ESPN.com four-star recruit … Selected to play in the Under Armour High School All-Star game … As a junior, he caught 33 passes for 417 yards and six touchdowns … Hometown: Ridgewood, N.J.

Tevita Halalilo – Offensive Line, Rancho Verde HS in Moreno Valley, Calif., 6-4, 320
Listed as four-star recruit by rivals.com and the No. 40 player in California … Listed No. 145 (four stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … First-team USA Today All-California team selection … ESPN.com four-star recruit, No. 36 in California … Second-team 2014 MaxPreps Medium Schools All-America selection … PrepStar All-American … American Family Insurance California All-State team selection … Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Area pick … Invited to the Semper Fidelis All-America game … Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.

DeChaun Holiday – Defensive Back, Mission Hills HS in San Marcos, Calif., 6-2, 190
Listed No. 76 (four stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … Listed as four-star recruit by rivals.com and No. 14 recruit in California, No. 102 in the nation … ESPN.com’s No. 122 recruit in the nation … First-team USA Today All-California team selection … Listed as the No. 8 cornerback in the nation and the 14th-ranked recruit in California by ESPN … Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America Game … 2014 San Diego Section All-Section Defensive Player of the Year … Had two interception returns for touchdowns … Hometown: San Marcos, Calif.

Sotonye Jamabo – Running Back, Plano West HS in Plano, Texas, 6-3, 190
Listed No. 18 (five stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … Scout’s No. 1 ranked running back … Listed No. 22 (five stars) on the rivals.com Rivals 100 … First-team USA Today All-America selection … Listed as No. 4 running back in the nation and the No. 28 overall recruit by ESPN.com … Selected to play in the Under Armour High School All-Star game … In 2014, he ran 235 times for 2,279 yards and 44 touchdowns … Named to the first-team MaxPreps All-America team … Selected Class 6A All-State … Hometown: Plano, Texas.

 

 

Andre James – Offensive Line, Herriman, Utah HS, 6-5, 275
Listed as a four-star recruit by scout.com … Ranked as the No. 192 player in the nation on the Scout 300 list … ESPN.com’s No. 177 recruit in the nation … USA Today All-Utah team selection … PrepStar All-American … Listed as No. 15 offensive tackle in the nation and the third-ranked recruit in Utah by ESPN … Listed as four-star recruit by rivals.com and the third-ranked player in the state of Utah … Hometown: South Jordan, Utah.

Stephen Johnson III – Defensive Back, San Leandro, Calif. HS, 5-11, 188
Listed as four-star recruit by rivals.com, No. 25 recruit in California and No. 189 in the nation … Listed as a four-star recruit by scout.com and the No. 212-ranked recruit in the nation on the Scout 300 … ESPN.com three-star recruit … PrepStar All-American … Played quarterback in 2014 and completed 49 of 94 passes for 939 yards and six scores … Ran 98 times for 728 yards and 13 more touchdowns … Hometown: San Leandro, Calif.

William Lockett – Defensive Back, Manvel, Texas HS, 5-11, 185
Listed as three-star recruit by rivals.com and the No. 99 recruit in the state of Texas … Listed as a three-star recruit by scout.com and the No. 7 cornerback in the Midland region … ESPN.com three-star recruit … PrepStar All-American … In 2014, he recorded 48 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, nine passes defensed and two fumbles caused … As a junior, he totaled 42 tackles, two interceptions, 12 passes defended and two fumbles caused … Pearland, Texas.           

Keisean Lucier-South – Linebacker, Orange, Calif. Lutheran HS, 6-6, 220          
Listed No. 14 (five stars) on the rivals.com Rivals 100 … Listed No. 29 (five stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … Listed No. 22 on the ESPN 300 and as No. 5 defensive end in the nation and third-ranked recruit in California … First-team USA Today All-California selection and State Defensive Player of the Year … PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team and No. 16 recruit in the nation … Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America Game … In 2014, he recorded 44 tackles, seven sacks, four passes defended … Returned a fumble for a touchdown … As a junior, he made 38 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 10 sacks … Hometown: Orange, Calif.

Nathan Meadors – Defensive Back, San Gorgonio HS in San Bernardino, Calif., 6-2, 180
Listed as three-star recruit by rivals.com … Listed as a three-star recruit by scout.com and the No. 7 safety in the west … ESPN.com three-star athlete … In 2014, he completed 97 of 166 passes for 1,481 yards and 22 touchdowns, four interceptions … Rushed 146 times for 1,971 yards and 26 touchdowns … On defense, he was credited with 32 tackles and three sacks … As a junior, he caught 40 passes for 823 yards and seven touchdowns … He made six interceptions on defense … Hometown: San Bernardino, Calif.

Bolu Olorunfunmi – Running Back, Clovis North HS in Fresno, Calif., 5-10, 215
Listed as a three-star recruit by scout.com and the No. 3 running back in the west … Three-star recruit by rivals.com and the No. 60 recruit in California … Three-star ESPN.com recruit … PrepStar All-West region … Second-team 2014 MaxPreps California Division I All-State team selection … 2014 Fresno Bee All-Area team pick … MVP of the Northern California Rivals Camp … Ran for 2,344 yards in 2013 … Hometown: Clovis, Calif.

Josh Rosen – Quarterback, St. John Bosco HS in Bellflower, Calif., 6-4, 205
Enrolled at UCLA in January of 2015 … Listed No. 2 (five stars) on the rivals.com Rivals 100 … Listed No. 12 (five stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … Scout’s No. 1-rated quarterback … First-team USA Today All-America selection … Listed as four-star recruit, No. 2 quarterback in the nation and No. 50 recruit in the nation by ESPN.com … PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team and No. 1 recruit in the nation … Selected to play in the Under Armour High School All-Star game … 2014 MaxPreps California Division I All-State team … L.A. Times All-Area Player of the Year … Long Beach Press-Telegram Player of the Year … Southern Section All-Pac5 Division Offensive Player of the Year … Completed 199 of 313 passes for 3,186 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2014 … For his career, he completed 525 of 840 pass attempts for 8,473 yards and 90 touchdowns … Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.

 

Colin Samuel – Defensive Back, Long Beach, Calif. Poly HS, 6-3, 180
Listed as four-star recruit by rivals.com and No. 46 recruit in California … Listed as a four-star recruit by scout.com and the No. 9 cornerback prospect in the west … ESPN.com three-star recruit, ranked No. 81 in California … PrepStar All-West region … Named to the 2014 California All-State Football Division I team … Made 26 tackles, two for loss, eight passes defended and one interception as a senior … Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Octavius Spencer – Defensive Back, Monrovia, Calif. HS, 6-0, 180
Listed as three-star recruit by rivals.com and No. 84 recruit in California … Listed as a three-star recruit and the No. 11 cornerback in the west … ESPN.com three-star recruit and No. 59 in the state … PrepStar All-West region … As a senior, he made 31 catches for 692 yards and eight touchdowns … Returned eight kickoffs for 395 yards and two scores … Ran back four punts for touchdowns and returned 15 for 358 yards … On defense, he was credited with 44 tackles, one tackle for loss and two interceptions … Hometown: Monrovia, Calif.

Fred Ulu-Perry – St. Louis HS in Honolulu, Hawaii, 6-2, 310
ESPN.com’s No. 69 recruit in the nation … Listed as No. 1 offensive guard in the nation and the third-ranked recruit in Hawaii by ESPN.com … Listed No. 198 (four stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … Scout’s No. 1-rated center … A three-star recruit according to rivals.com and the No. 5 center in the nation … PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team and No. 125 recruit in the nation … Selected to play in the Under Armour High School All-Star game … Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii.

Rick Wade – Defensive Line, Santa Margarita, Calif. Catholic HS, 6-6, 245
Listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 6 defensive end in the west by scout.com … Listed as four-star recruit by rivals.com and the No. 49 recruit in the state of California … ESPN.com three-star recruit … PrepStar All-West region … As a senior, he was credited with 97 tackles, three sacks, five passes defended and an interception return for a touchdown … Co-lineman of the Year in the Trinity League … Named to L.A. Times All-Star football team … Hometown: Dove Canyon, Calif.

Josh Wariboko – Offensive Line, Casady HS in Oklahoma City, Okla., 6-3, 305
ESPN.com four-star athlete and the No. 105 recruit in the nation … Listed No. 163 (four stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … Listed as four-star recruit by rivals.com, No. 1 recruit in Oklahoma and No. 104 in the nation … Named to 2014 MaxPreps Small Schools All-America team … The top player listed on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list … Named to the All-State team by The Tulsa World … Invited to the Under Armour All-America game … Hometown: Edmond, Okla.

Josh Woods – Linebacker, Upland, Calif. HS, 6-3, 215
Listed No. 162 (four stars) on the scout.com Scout 300 … Listed as three-star recruit by rivals.com and the No. 55 recruit in the state of California … ESPN.com three-star recruit and No. 76 in California … PrepStar All-West region … 2014 Inland Daily Bulletin All-Area Player of the Year … San Bernardino Sun All-Area Defensive Player of the Year … L.A. Times All-Area team … Southern Section All-West Valley Division team … As a senior, he recorded 92 tackles, 11 sacks, two interceptions and two fumbles caused … Hometown: Upland, Calif.

 

2015 UCLA FOOTBALL SIGNEES as of 2/4/15 3:30 p.m.

Name                                         Pos.      Ht. Wt.       Hometown-High School-Location

*Zach Bateman                         OL         6-7, 320      Santa Ana, Calif.-Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Cordell Broadus                        REC       6-3, 190      Los Angeles, Calif. - Bishop Gorman HS in Las Vegas, Nev.

Chris Clark                                 REC       6-6, 247      Ridgewood, N.J.-Old Farms HS in Avon, Conn.

Tevita Halalilo                           OL         6-4, 320      Moreno Valley Calif.-Rancho Verde HS in Moreno Valley, Calif.

DeChaun Holiday                      DB        6-2, 190      San Marcos, Calif.-Mission Hills HS in San Marcos, Calif.                                          

Sotonye Jamabo                       RB         6-3, 190      Plano, Texas-Plano West HS in Plano, Texas

Andre James                             OL         6-5, 275      South Jordan, Utah -Herriman HS in Herriman, Utah

Stephen Johnson III                 DB        5-11, 188    San Leandro, Calif.-San Leandro HS in San Leandro, Calif.                                          

William Lockett                         DB        5-11, 185    Pearland, Texas-Manvel HS in Manvel Texas                                                   

Keisean Lucier-South               LB         6-6, 220      Orange, Calif.-Orange Lutheran HS in Orange, Calif.

Nathan Meadors                      DB        6-2, 180      San Bernardino, Calif.-San Gorgonio HS in San Bernardino, Calif.

Bolu Olorunfunmi                    RB         5-10, 215    Clovis, Calif. - Clovis North HS in Fresno, Calif.

*Josh Rosen                              QB        6-4, 205      Manhattan Beach, Calif. - St. John Bosco in Bellflower, Calif.

Colin Samuel                             DB        6-3, 180      Los Angeles, Calif. - Poly HS in Long Beach, Calif.

Octavius Spencer                     DB        6-0, 180      Monrovia, Calif. - Monrovia HS in Monrovia, Calif.

Fred Ulu-Perry                          OL         6-2, 310      Honolulu, HI - St. Louis HS in Honolulu, Hawaii

Rick Wade                                 DL         6-6, 245      Dove Canyon,Calif.-Santa Margarita Catholic HS in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

Josh Wariboko                          OL         6-3, 305      Edmond, Okla. - Casady HS in Oklahoma City, Okla.                                                   

Josh Woods                               LB         6-3, 215      Upland, Calif. - Upland, HS in Upland, Calif.

*Enrolled at UCLA in January 2015


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