Commitment Analysis: Demetric Felton

Mar. 24 -- Scout takes a look at the new UCLA receiver commitment from Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak, four-star Demetric Felton...

Recruiting: Chose UCLA over schools like Arizona State, Cal, Michigan, Notre Dame, Utah and Washington.

The Scouting Report: Felton is one of the most versatile prospects in the West in this class. He plays running back for Great Oak, but most schools are recruiting him as a receiver. At running back, he shows good burst and is well put-together and will likely play in college in the 195-200 range. During the 7v7 circuit, he's been playing mostly receiver, where he'll play at the next level and catches the ball well and pretty naturally and is a definite deep-threat. He'll also be able to return kicks and punts in college. UCLA will use in the slot and on fly sweeps and wheel routes and will just find ways to get the ball in his hand.

Overall Analysis: Felton was really starting to blossom in to a national recruit in the last couple of weeks, and Michigan jumped on him early, with the Wolverines and Cal leading for him. But the Bruins offered him earlier this month and their proximity to home was a big deal for Felton, who didn't want to get to far out of the Southland. Eric Yarber has been the primary recruiter for Felton and its a good get for Yarber this early on with Felton, who would likely have added more offers during the eval period as more schools made their way to Temecula. His versatility is big for UCLA in that he's a natural running back and could even see some snaps in the backfield but more likely will be used as a receiver, where he's looked just as natural. Felton had the 5th best SPARQ score at The Opening Los Angeles, with a 4.03 shuttle, the second best mark at the event. He's one of three early commitments from Ground Zero as well.

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