Junior college offensive line prospect Tramonda Moore was plenty familiar with UCLA assistant coach Adrian Klemm during high school, and their relationship continued to develop Tuesday with an offer from the Bruins.
The 6-foot-5, 340-pound tackle from Independence (Kan.) Community College was considered the top recruit in Oklahoma for the 2016 class and committed to Oklahoma State around National Signing Day this past February, but was forced to take the junior college route after being unable to join the program.
Moore, who had UCLA very high on his list when he decided to stay closer to home, told Scout.com he is set to have four years to play three after completing this coming season at Independence.
"It's a blessing to have a second chance to play at the next level," Moore said. "I'm going to really take my time with this process, but UCLA will most definitely be in my top five. They were up there for me (in high school) and it's California -- you can't go wrong there."
UCLA received good news earlier in the week when Ronald Rudd, a three-star offensive tackle from Ontario (Calif.) Chaffey College, announced his decision to commit to the Bruins, adding to a position of need for the 2017 class.