2017 Football Recruiting Reset

Apr. 7 -- We look at UCLA's 2017 recruiting board of offers heading in to this month's evaluation period...

It's still 22 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.

NOTE: This list is just 2017 prospects we know that UCLA has offered heading in to the evaluation period.


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 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 and he visited last month. USC could be the team to beat, but if Tate Martell jumps on the Trojans, that could keep UCLA in the mix.
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 and is a five-star already. UCLA went to see him play in the fall and he said that the Bruins, along with Alabama and Tennessee, are recruiting him the hardest. He'll visit in the spring.
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 past fall and took an unofficial visit to UCLA in February.
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 last year with UCLA signee Josh Woods, but with Woods graduating, Tilford will be the guy moving forward. UCLA is on his very short list.
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. USC offered him last month and he has a number of offers already too.
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 may be the best receiver in the 2017 class and is already a five-star and has looked good at a number of events this spring, showing why he's got double-digit offers.
WR Terrell Bynum, 6-0, 170, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Bynum was offered by UCLA last week after he took an unofficial visit in February and he was thrilled to get the offer. USC has also offered Bynum but he's gotten tight with Eric Yarber, UCLA's receivers coach, and the Bruins are in a good spot for Bynum.
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 aviral 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 West already, and that includes the 2016 class. 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 prospect and is one of four five-stars from the region.
OG Wyatt Davis, 6-4, 295, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Davis is probably the top interior linemen in the West in the 2017 class and UCLA offered last month when he took an unofficial visit. Coming from Bosco, there are some obvious ties, but he's also got offers from all over the country, with Alabama having him in for an unofficial visit this week- and the Tide were his first offer.
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. His older brother, Kare, committed to Wisconsin in March as a quarterback commit.


DE Haskell Garrett, 6-2, 270, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
UCLA got one signee from Bishop Gorman in February and had a longtime commitment from another, but the best college prospect on the team may have been Garrett, who was just a sophomore. Originally from Hawaii, Garrett moved to Nevada prior to the season and already has a slew of offers. UCLA just offered him earlier this week. He played at St. Louis as a freshman, where then-junior Fred Ulu-Perry was playing.
DE Marvin Wilson, 6-4, 309, Bellaire (Texas) Episcopal
Wilson is one of the Lone Star State's top prospects in the 2017 class and has offers that span the country and both the Los Angeles schools have offered.
DE A.J. Epenesa, 6-5, 230, Edwardsville (Ill.)
Epenesa was outstanding as a freshman at the Chicago NFTC and then followed it up with a big sophomore season. He's one of the premier 2017 prospects nationally and has some ties to UCLA, with former Bruin defensive lineman Sealii Epenesa being a cousin.
DL Martin Andrus, 6-2, 250, Los Angeles (Calif.)
Andrus is the first legit D-I prospect to come from Los Angeles HS since 2004 and part of that is the general upgrade in coaching and development that's come from Eric Scott, the former UCLA receiver and former Bruin assistant coach, who took over the reins and led them to a City Section title. Andrus grew up a UCLA fan and the Bruins offered him in March. He reminds of another former City Section defensive lineman, Brandon Mebane, who Scott coached when he was at Crenshaw.
ILB 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.
OLB Baron Browning, 6-2, 201, Kennedale (Texas)
Another Texas native, Browning has a handful of offers from around Texas and then two from the Pac-12, Washington and UCLA. UCLA has made a concerted effort to recruit in Texas and Browning is one of their targets.
CB Darnay Holmes, 5-10, 185, Newbury Park (Calif.)
Holmes was offered last spring and he's already one of the best defensive backs in the country, 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 State 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. He told BRO last month that UCLA is a lock to make his top five.
CB Jaylon Redd, 5-9, 160, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)
Redd had a sterling sophomore season at Rancho Cucamonga (where Tahaan Goodman played) and UCLA was one of his earliest offers. Originally from Carson before moving to the Inland Empire, Redd likes both of the Los Angeles schools, who've both offered.
CB Thomas Graham, 5-10, 160, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt
Graham was offered in February and was enamored with the offer. But if USC offers, the Trojans likely will get him, being a childhoon fan of USC and Graham having a sister set to run track at USC. But the Bruins will still try with him.
CB Deommodore Lenoir, 6-0, 170, Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian
Lenoir has looked very good this spring and despite having offers from all over the country, he's looking really closely at the Bruins, not wanting to get too far from home.
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 is feeling the two in-state schools.
CB Lamont Wade, 6-2, 175, Clairton (Pa.)
Wade got an offer from the Bruins during his sophomore year but the majority of his attention is being paid to schools in the Northeast and Midwest. But this could be a guy that Tom Bradley, who has obvious Penn State ties, could target over the next two years.
CB Richard LeCounte, 6-1, 175, Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County
LeCounte has a slew of offers but said that the UCLA offer was one that stood out to him along with home-state Georgia, neighboring Florida and defending champion Ohio State. LeCounte also likes USC, but the Bruins will continue to pursue him, as they have other Georgia prospects since Jim Mora came to UCLA.
S Jeffrey Okudah, 6-1.5, 200, Grand Prairie (Texas) South Grand Prairie
Okudah has offers from all over the country, but right now, looks like he's wanting to stay in the Lone Star State for college.
S Cyrus Fagan, 6-2, 182, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland
Fagan has 20+ offers from coast-to-coast but Florida State is in the drivers seat early on for him.


RB Stephen Carr, 6-0, 180, Fontana (Calif.) Summit- Committed to USC
RB Dylan Moses, 6-1-5, 220, Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab- Committed to LSU
CB Shaun Wade, 6-2, 175, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy- Committed to Ohio State

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