UCLA Recruits in AA Games: Story Central

All of the news and notes on the UCLA commits and recruits playing in the playing in the the Under Armour All-America Game, the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January...

Here is a closer look at the UCLA recruits playing in each game, the date of each game and television information as well as stories on each of the UCLA recruits playing.

Every story that a UCLA recruit is mentioned in is listed below his profile. 

The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place on Saturday, January 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Kickoff is at 12 p.m. CST and the game will be televised on NBC. Practices will begin in San Antonio on Monday, January 4. (2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Roster)

UCLA Recruits in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

DL- Breland Brandt

UCLA's longest standing commitment in the 2016 class, Brandt will play in San Antonio, where he first really put his name on the map at the combine two years ago, before enrolling at UCLA the following week. 

Brandt at Army Bowl:

(1/6)- Army Bowl: Breland Brandt Interview

(1/3)- Army Bowl: West Defense Preview

K- J.J. Molson

Molson is just the second Canadian player to ever be named a U.S. Army All-American and he's the first UCLA kicker commit to play in San Antonio since Kai Forbath.  He will sit out the game with an injury.

LS- Johnny Den Bleyker

For most of the Army Bowl, the longsnapper was whichever player had snapped before, but in recent years, the Army Bowl has specifically added a long snapper and Den Bleyker is one of the top two in the country.

Den Bleyker at Army Bowl:

(1/3)- Army Bowl: West Defense Preview

LB- Mique Juarez

Juarez is UCLA's No. 1 recruit on their board that hasn't committed anywhere and while he was originally going to announce in San Antonio, the five-star will wait until later in the month.

Juarez at Army Bowl:

(1/6)- Army Bowl: West Stock Report

(1/5)- Army Bowl: Mique Juarez Interview

(1/5)- Army Bowl: West Day Two Notebook

(1/3)- Army Bowl: West Defense Preview

TE- Devin Asiasi

The Bruins had Asiasi on campus for an official visit earlier this month, but they'll have to sit and watch Asiasi the next month while he visits other schools, namely USC.

Asiasi at Army Bowl:

(1/6)- Army Bowl: West Stock Report

(1/5)- Army Bowl: Devin Asiasi Interview

(1/5)- Army Bowl: West Day One Notebook

(1/3)- Army Bowl: West Offense Preview

DB- Jack Jones

Jones is another one of the highest rated uncommitted prospects on UCLA's board and they recently made his final five, but he's still a ways away from announcing a decision.

Jones at Army Bowl:

(1/6)- Army Bowl: West Stock Report

(1/5)- Army Bowl: Jack Jones Interview

(1/5)- Army Bowl: West Day One Notebook

(1/3)- Army Bowl: West Defense Preview

DB- David Long

Long decommitted from Stanford two weeks ago, and Michigan and Washington lead for him, but UCLA is trying to get him to visit this month and keep him in Southern California.

Long at Army Bowl:

(1/5)- Army Bowl: David Long Interview

(1/5)- Army Bowl: West Day One Notebook

(1/3)- Army Bowl: West Defense Preview

DL- Garrett Rand

Rand has been a commit to Wisconsin for a while, but UCLA is still trying with the four-star defensive tackle.

Rand at Army Bowl:

(1/6)- Army Bowl: Garrett Rand Interview

(1/3)- Army Bowl: West Defense Preview

WR- Dylan Crawford

Crawford named a top six earlier this month that included UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, Washington, Miami and Michigan and he still has three official visits left, which he'll take in January.

Crawford at Army Bowl:

(1/6)- Army Bowl: Dylan Crawford Interview

(1/5)- Army Bowl: Dylan Crawford Interview

(1/3)- Army Bowl: West Offense Preview


The 2016 Under Armour All-America Game

The 2016 Under Armour All-America Game will take place on Saturday, January 2 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Kickoff is at 12 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN.  Practices will begin in Orlando on Tuesday, December 29.  (2016 Under Armour All-America Game Roster)

UCLA Recruits in the Under Armour All-America Game

LB- Lokeni Toailoa

Toailoa is the lone UCLA commit in the game and one of five early enrollees playing in a game just before he heads to Westwood.  Toailoa, the West's No. 1 inside linebacker in 2016, will enroll at UCLA the week after he's done playing in Orlando.  He's the first player, ever, from Rialto (Calif.) Carter, to be invited to an All-American Game (though you could certainly make a case at the time, that Kenny Clark was snubbed like Barnes and Tagaloa were this year).

Toailoa at UnderArmour:

(1/1)- UA Game: Lokeni Toailoa Interview

(12/27)- Team Highlight Defense Preview

S- Brandon Burton

UCLA's best chance for a commit of the remaining targets playing in Orlando is Burton, the four-star athlete who can play receiver and safety and UCLA is recruiting as an athlete.  Burton will continue a recent run of Serra players playing in Orlando, but will likely be the first one of that group who didn't end up at USC.

Burton at UnderArmour:

(12/31)- UA Game: Brandon Burton Interview

(12/27)- Team Highlight Defense Preview

S- Lamar Jackson

The Bruins are likely on the outside looking in for Jackson, who's favoring other schools, like Nebraska, with USC also in the mix along with Oregon, but they're hoping to get him on campus for an unofficial visit in January.

Jackson at UnderArmour:

(12/30)- UA Game: Lamar Jackson Interview

(12/27)- Team Highlight Defense Preview

LB- Dontavious Jackson

Jackson visited UCLA the same weekend that Lawrence did for his official visit, but he too is unlikely to end up West in college.

Jackson at UnderArmour:

(12/31)- UA Game: Dontavious Jackson Interview

(12/30)- Day Two Notebook

(12/27)- Team Highlight Defense Preview

LB- Aaron Hansford

Hansford will take his official visit to UCLA the first weekend after the dead period, and while they may still be a bit of a longshot, getting him on campus in January will help.

Hansford at UnderArmour:

(1/1)- UA Game: Aaron Hansford Interview

(12/27)- Team Highlight Defense Preview


The 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

The 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will take place on Sunday, January 3 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. PST and the game will be televised on FOX Sports 1.  Practices will begin in Southern California on Wednesday, December 30.  (2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Roster)

UCLA Recruits in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

WR- Theo Howard

Howard is UCLA's crown jewel on offense in this class, a top ten receiver nationally and expected to make an immediate impact, but before he enrolls in time for spring ball, he'll be a feature receiver for the West at Semper Fi.

Howard at Semper Fi:

(1/4)- Semper Fi Bowl: Evaluations of UCLA Recruits

(12/30)- Semper Fi Bowl: Theo Howard Interview

(12/29)- West Offense Preview

WR- Darian Owens

Owens is ranked as a four-star athlete by Scout, but he'll play receiver for the West at Semper Fi and he'll take his official visit next month.

Owens at Semper Fi:

(1/4)- Semper Fi Bowl: Evaluations of UCLA Recruits

(12/30)- West Day One: Top Offensive Performers

(12/30)- Semper Fi Bowl: Darian Owens Interview

(12/29)- West Offense Preview

DT- Osa Odighizuwa

An All-American like his older brother, Owa (who played at Army), Osa will play for the first time in Southern California before making it his home the next four years.

Odighizuwa at Semper Fi:

(1/4)- Semper Fi Bowl: Evaluations of UCLA Recruits

(1/1)- West Day Two: Lineman 1vs1s Film

(12/31)- West Day One: Lineman 1vs1s Film

(12/30)- Semper Fi Bowl: Osa Odighizuwa Interview

(12/29)- West Defense Preview

(12/28)- Five Burning Questions at Semper Fi

OG- Mike Alves

San Diego has been pretty well represented in Semper Fi historically and Alves, one of five Bruin commits in the game, will keep that trend going.

Alves at Semper Fi:

(1/4)- Semper Fi Bowl: Evaluations of UCLA Recruits

(1/1)- West Day Two: Lineman 1vs1s Film

(12/31)- West Day One: Lineman 1vs1s Film

(12/30)- West Day One: Top Offensive Performers

(12/30)- Semper Fi Bowl: Mike Alves Interview

(12/29)- West Offense Preview

RB- Demetric Felton

Felton is an early enrollee and will play running back in the Semper Fi Bowl, though he'll likely focus on the slot when he gets to UCLA.

Felton at Semper Fi:

(1/4)- Semper Fi Bowl: Evaluations of UCLA Recruits

(12/30)- Semper Fi Bowl: Demetric Felton Interview

(12/29)- West Offense Preview

S- Khaleke Hudson

Hudson returns to the Southland for the second time in a month, after having visited officially in mid-December.

Hudson at Semper Fi:

(1/4)- Semper Fi Bowl: Evaluations of UCLA Recruits

(12/31)- Semper Fi Bowl: Khaleke Hudson Interview

(12/28)- Five Burning Questions at Semper Fi

(12/27)- East Defense Preview


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