Focus 2017: UCLA Tight End Recruiting Watch

Feb. 11 -- We take an early look at the top targets at tight end for UCLA's 2017 class and some other names to know...

UCLA needs tight ends.

Not just in this class, but, really, on the roster in general.

With just one true tight end signing last week, and a dearth of traditional tight ends on the roster, combined with the offense moving towards using traditional tight ends more in its scheme, it's crucial that the Bruins sign at least one tight end in 2017 if not more.

The Bruins have one true tight end coming in the 2016 class in Jordan Wilson.  

Fortunately, the West has a number of tight ends still on the board and UCLA has offered four of them, three of them from the Sacramento area.  

Josh Falo is the best receiver of the group but needs to add more weight, still being a little slight of build.

Jimmy Jaggers is a nice blend of blocking and receiving and UCLA offered him after seeing him play in its 7v7 tournament last June.

Tucker Fisk is the most physical of the group, but Stanford has offered him and his father played for the Cardinal. With Stanford's tradition of great tight end play, it could be very difficult to pry Fisk from the Cardinal.

Tyler Johnson has a Bruin offer amongst a host of other offers.

From the next group, Taariq Johnson has been to a number of UCLA practices and is on the Bruins' radar. He will likely camp with UCLA again this summer, but there's a chance that the Bruins could offer him prior to the summer.


Josh Falo, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum

Jimmy Jaggers, Roseville (Calif.)

Tucker Fisk, Davis (Calif.)

Tyler Johnson, Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland

Next Tier:

Taariq Johnson, Buena Park (Calif.)

Patrick Brown, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic

Andrew Nichols, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial

Other Names to Watch:

Moses Robinson-Carr, 6-5, 250, Antelope Valley (Calif.)

Ben Moos, 6-3, 240, Pullman (Wash.)

Jared Poplawski, 6-5, 220, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro

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