Jeffrey Manning Backs Off UCLA Commitment

July 30 -- About five weeks after announcing a commitment to UCLA, three-star cornerback Jeffrey Manning backed off that pledge on Saturday...

UCLA's interesting recruiting spell this summer took another turn Saturday with yet another decommitment.

Three-star defensive back Jeffrey Manning became the sixth recruit to back off a pledge to the Bruins in this cycle and third from nearby Los Angeles Cathedral, joining teammates Hunter Echols and Rhedi Short. Echols, the four-star defensive end, decommitted last week.

The Bruins are involved with several high-profile defensive backs in the 2017 class, including top-rated cornerback Darnay Holmes, and there are indications that assistant coach Demetrice Martin is in good position to land locals Jaylan Shaw and Quentin Lake before the start of the season. Manning had described UCLA as a dream program for him and initially chose the Bruins over the likes of Boise StateOregon State and Washington State.

UCLA, which kicks off fall camp Aug. 8 on campus, holds only three verbal commitments in the current class.

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