2018 UCLA Football Recruiting Reset: Defense

June 17 -- A look at who UCLA has offered on defense in the 2018 class...

It's still 20 months until the class of 2018 can sign, and for all we know, the whole recruiting process could be different by then.

But it's never too early to take a look at which prospects in the 2018 class UCLA has offered.

NOTE: This list is just 2018 offensive prospects we know that UCLA has offered halfway into the evaluation period.


Defensive Tackles

After a banner year in 2017, the defensive tackle class in the West will be way down, with only a small handful of targets really making a name for themselves early

Tuli Letuligasenoa, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle

http://www.scout.com/player/202560-tuli-letuligasenoa

Masry Mapieu, York (Neb.)

http://www.scout.com/player/209418-masry-mapieu

Taron Vincent, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy

http://www.scout.com/player/199802-taron-vincent

Trevor Trout, St. Louis (Mo.) Chaminade Prep

http://www.scout.com/player/188210-trevor-trout

Potential Offers:

Bryson Blackmon-George, Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins

Paul Maile, Salt Lake City (Utah) East

Tommy Togiai, Pocatello (Idaho) Highland

Moa Heimuli, Salt Lake City (Utah) East


Defensive Ends

UCLA has yet to offer a defensive end in the 2018 class but there are some guys worth watching in the class from the West.

Potential Offers:

Samson Reed, Kahuku (Hawaii)

Kamakani Crosby, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure

Adam Plant, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Sal Spina, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Elijah Wade, Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View

Salua Masina, Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton


Linebackers

Only one Western linebacker has an offer from UCLA but expect more to emerge over the next year outside of Gaoteote.

Palaie Gaoteote, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

http://www.scout.com/player/204063-palaie-gaoteote

Teradja Mitchell, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan Catholic

http://www.scout.com/player/194072-teradja-mitchell

Potential Offers:

Solomon Tuliaupupu, Claremont (Calif.)

Toa Taua, Lompoc (Calif.)

Merlin Robertson, Gardena (Calif.) Serra

Omari Harris, Antioch (Calif.)

Adrian Jackson, Denver (Colo.) Mullen

Victor Terry, Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins

Darien Butler, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne

Eli'jah Winston, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic

Raymond Scott, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne


Cornerbacks

Cornerback recruiting will be interesting for UCLA in 2018, especially if they land who they could land in 2017, but the Bruins have offered several players already.

Olaijah Griffin, Mission Viejo (Calif.)

http://www.scout.com/player/204030-olaijah-griffin

Isaac Taylor, San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine

http://www.scout.com/player/204020-isaac-taylor

Bookie Radley-Hiles, Calabasas (Calif.)

http://www.scout.com/player/190309-bookie-radley-hiles

Tyreke Johnson, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy

http://www.scout.com/player/187713-tyreke-johnson

Patrick Surtain, Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage

http://www.scout.com/player/195110-patrick-surtain

Asante Samuel Jr., Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas

http://www.scout.com/player/196436-asante-samuel

Christian Tutt, Thomson (Ga.)

http://www.scout.com/player/192777-christian-tutt

Potential Offers:

Marcus Johnson, Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins

Braden Lenzy, Tigard (Ore.)

Elisha Guidry, Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta


Safeties

Expect more safeties to emerge out West outside of Woodbey and Crosswell during the fall, but right now, the pickings are slim.

Jaiden Woodbey, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

http://www.scout.com/player/201376-jaiden-woodbey

Otis Reese, Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County

http://www.scout.com/player/202675-otis-reese

Potential Offers:

Steve Stephens, Fresno (Calif.) Edison

Aashari Crosswell, Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins

Julius Irvin, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite

Phillip Mills, Menifee (Calif.) Paloma Valley


Athletes

UCLA has yet to offer a player specifically listed as an athlete but there are several on their radar.

Potential Offers:

Kobe Smith, Gardena (Calif.) Serra

Malone Mataele, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran

Ely Doyle, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany

Matthew Tago, Quartz Hill (Calif.)

Talanoa Hufanga, Corvallis (Ore.) Crescent Valley

Tennessee Pututau, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood



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