Chalk up another top baseball commitment for UCLA head coach John Savage.
After turning down advances from Texas earlier this month, Savage on Wednesday picked up a verbal commitment from Holden Powell, another highly regarded prep pitcher out of Visalia (Calif.) Mt. Whitney, giving the Bruins their sixth arm in the 2017 class.
Powell went 9-2 with a 0.42 earned-run average in 12 appearances as a junior this past spring, striking out 81 batters in 66 2/3 innings. The 6-foot, 175-pound right-hander joins Hagen Danner (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Jeremiah Estrada (Indio, Calif.), Zachary Pettway (Long Beach, Calif.), Sam Glick (Lake Forest, Calif.) and Chris Daniels (Rescue, Calif.) in UCLA's class.