Passing Down: UCLA Notes

Apr. 25 -- Check out all the news, notes, and evaluations from this weekend's Passing Down 7-on-7 tournament...

Darnay Holmes played receiver exclusively and was spectacular, at one point shaking a cornerback to the ground before leaping over the safety for a touchdown. The five-star prospect enjoyed his visit to UCLA on Saturday and, although we often hear recruits say they'd like to get a shot at both sides of the ball, Holmes is one of the few that definitely has two-way potential.

Najee Harris made it down, playing running back and receiver for NorCal-based TMP Elite, which also featured UCLA recruits Addison Gumbs, Trajon Cotton and Josh Falo. Harris was impressive in open space but had issues catching the football. Gumbs, who received his U.S. Army All-American Bowl sweatshirt, didn't play much but his father told me UCLA was his final visit Saturday so that could mean good news for the Bruins with an announcement targeted for June. Cotton sounds like he's down to UCLA and Oregon, and he wore a pair of Bruin gloves Sunday.

• Three-star QB Chase Garbers said Marques Tuiasosopo is set to swing through his school Tuesday to see him throw, and several close to his recruitment have suggested that a Bruins offer would be tough to turn down. UCLA, of course, offered Jack Sears last week, so it should be interesting to see how things play out in the next month. Nick Sipe, another Orange County-based QB, had a really good showing as well, though he hasn't been in contact with the Bruins.

• Former USC commit Thomas Graham told me he's heard the recruiting pitches from former GroundZero teammates Lokeni Toailoa, Leni Toailoa, Breland Brandt, Damian Alloway and Demetric Felton. Although he couldn't make it to UCLA on Saturday due to track obligations, he said he intends to stop by campus soon and appreciates that Demetrice Martin has recruited him throughout. Arizona is another school to watch here.

• Four-star Jaylon Redd was on campus recently to see the Bruins practice and it sounds like UCLA is on his short list. A visit to Oregon is scheduled this week and there are whispers that if everything goes well, a commitment to the Ducks could follow. Redd is on the fence about making an early decision.

Bookie Radley-Hiles, the local 2018 corner, was at Nebraska's spring game which drew over 73,000 attendance, but he said he really enjoyed UCLA's more intimate, relaxed atmosphere Saturday. He said the setup allowed recruits to enjoy themselves and pay closer attention to the one-on-one battles.

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