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UCLA's Official Release on 2017 Class

Feb. 1 -- Here's UCLA's official release on its 2017 signed recruiting class...

UCLA 2017 FOOTBALL SIGNEES

Eighteen outstanding high school seniors from five different states have signed national letters-of-intent, grants-in-aid and/or offers of admission to UCLA, Bruin head football coach Jim Mora announced today. Eleven of the student-athletes attended high school in the state of California, three in Arizona, two in Florida and one each in Nevada and Texas.

            Class Rank: 18th nationally by ESPN.com, No. 19 by Rivals.com, No. 21 by Scout.com, No. 14 PrepStar.

·         2 Bruins ranked among nation’s top-15 players by Scout.com – DL Jaelan Phillips (5), DB Darnay Holmes (13)

 

·         9 earned at least a Scout.com four-star ranking – DL Martin Andrus, DB Elijah Gates, DB Darnay Holmes, TE Jimmy Jaggers, LB Rahyme Johnson, DL Jaelan Phillips, DL Greg Rogers, DB Jaylan Shaw, OL Stephan Zabie’

 

·         8 of the new Bruins earned at least four-stars from Rivals.com --- DB Elijah Gates, DB Darnay Holmes, TE Jimmy Jaggers, LB Rahyme Johnson, DL Jaelan Phillips, OL Kanan Ray, DL Greg Rogers, OL Stephan Zabie’

·         6 recruits are listed in the Scout.com National 300 --- DL Jaelan Phillips-5, DB Darnay Holmes-13, DL Greg Rogers-87, DB Elijah Gates-111, DL Martin Andrus-249, LB Rahyme Johnson-294

 

·         6 recruits in the ESPN 300 --- DL Jaelan Phillips-3, DB Darnay Holmes-41, DL Greg Rogers-81, Stephan Zabie’-207, TE Jimmy Jaggers-250, OL Kanan Ray-279

 

·         13 recruits in the Scout West 150 – 3 Phillips, 5 Holmes, 22 Rogers, 26 Gates, 46 Andrus, 55 Johnson, 63 Shaw, 71 Jaggers, 84 Lake, 98 Ray, 107 Robinson-Carr, 117 Isibor, 144 Osling

 

·         11 Bruins on the Scout California 100 --- 2 Phillips, 4 Holmes, 13 Gates, 26 Andrus, 33 Johnson, 38 Shaw, 42 Jaggers, 50 Lake, 59 Ray, 65 Robinson-Carr, 88 Osling

 

·         11 prospects listed in the Rivals California 100 --- 2 Phillips, 4 Holmes, 31 Gates, 34 Ray, 37 R. Johnson, 41 Jaggers, 44 Andrus, 49 Shaw, 51 Lake, 54 Robinson-Carr, 80 Osling

 

 

 

2017 UCLA FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS as of 2/1/17 at 3:00 p.m.

Martin Andrus – 6-2, 300, Defensive Line, Los Angeles Senior HS in Los Angeles, Calif.; Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
Four-star recruit according to Scout.com and listed as the No. 249 player in the nation on the Scout 300 … Scout’s No. 14 defensive tackle prospect in the nation and No. 46 on the West 150 List … No. 26 recruit on the Scout California 100 List … Listed as the No. 5 DT in the West by Scout.com … CalHiSports.com first-team All-State … Three-star Rivals.com recruit … Rivals’ No. 44 recruit on the California 100 list … Rivals’ No. 22 strong side defensive end in the country … As a junior, he was credited with 125 tackles and 16 sacks … Also attended St. Anthony HS in Long Beach, Calif.

Austin Burton – 6-3, 203, Quarterback, West Orange HS in Winter Garden, Fla.; Hometown: Winter Garden, Fla.
Listed as a three-star prospect by Scout and as the No. 7 quarterback prospect in the state of Florida … Rivals.com three-star recruit … ESPN.com three-star recruit … Transferred to West Orange for his senior season after attending Newton, Mass. South HS … Threw 34 touchdown passes as a junior … PrepStar All-Southeast selection … Comes from athletic family where dad played football at Northwestern … Grandfather played for the Boston Patriots … Sisters played basketball at Lehigh and Villanova.

Elijah Gates – 5-11, 170, Defensive Back, Buena Park HS in Buena Park, Calif.; Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
Listed as a four-star recruit by both Scout.com, ESPN.com and Rivals.com … Scout’s No. 5-ranked cornerback prospect in the West and No. 26 on the West 150 List … No. 13 on the Scout California 100 List … No. 111 on the Scout 300 list and the No. 12 cornerback prospect in the nation … No. 31 recruit on the Rivals California 100 list and the No. 21 cornerback in the nation … No. 232 on the Rivals 250 list … PrepStar All-American and No. 275 on the national list … As a senior, he made three interceptions on defense … Also returned kicks and caught 27 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns … As a junior, he caught 33 balls for 747 yards and 10 touchdown passes.

Darnay Holmes – 5-11, 190, Defensive Back, Calabasas HS in Calabasas, Calif.; Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
Listed as a five-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com … Scout’s No. 13 recruit nationally and the top-rated cornerback in the nation … No. 5 on the Scout West 150 List … No. 4 on the Scout California 100 List … First-team Scout 2017 Class All-American … Rivals’ No. 4 cornerback prospect in the nation and the No. 27 rated player in the nation … No. 4 on the Rivals California 100 list … No. 41 on the ESPN 300 list and a four-star recruit … No. 13 on the si.com National List … PrepStar Dream Team selection and No. 10 prospect on the national list … CalHiSports.com first-team All-State … As a senior, he made 30 tackles … On offense, he caught 69 passes for 1,214 yards and 14 touchdowns … Totaled 39 receiving touchdowns for his prep career … Also returned kicks … Invited to the U.S. Army All-America Bowl Game … Enrolled at UCLA in January of 2017.

Igbinoghodua “Odua” Isibor – 6-4, 235, Defensive Line, St. Mary’s HS in Phoenix, Ariz.; Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
Listed as a three-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com … Scout’s No. 10-rated defensive end in the West … No. 117 on the Scout West 150 List … Rivals’ No. 10 prospect from the state of Arizona and No. 38 weak side defensive end in the nation … ESPN.com three-star recruit … Invited to the U.S. Army All-America Bowl Game … Credited with 110 tackles as a senior … Made 13 tackles for loss, nine sacks and caused three fumbles … Totaled 88 tackles as a junior with nine sacks.

Jimmy Jaggers – 6-4, 245, Tight End, Roseville HS in Roseville, Calif.; Hometown: Roseville, Calif.
Listed as a four-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com … Rivals’ No. 7 tight end prospect in the nation and No. 41 recruit on the California 100 List … Scout’s No. 12 tight end prospect in the nation and No. 71 on the West 150 List … … No. 42 on Scout’s California 100 List … No. 250 on the ESPN 300 list and a four-star recruit … PrepStar All-American and No. 253 on the national list … Caught 15 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns as a senior … Also credited with 27 tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss on defense … Enrolled at UCLA in January of 2017.

Rahyme Johnson – 6-4, 210, Linebacker, Bishop Mora Salesian HS in Los Angeles, Calif.; Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Four-star prospect according to Scout.com and listed No. 294 on the Scout 300 … Scout’s No. 20 outside linebacker prospect in the nation … No. 55 on the Scout West 150 List … No. 33 on the Scout California 100 List … A Four-star recruit by Rivals.com … Rivals.com No. 20 outside linebacker prospect in the nation and No. 37 recruit on the Rivals California 100 list … Scout’s No. 2-rated outside linebacker in the West … ESPN.com three-star recruit … PrepStar All-West selection … As a senior, he was credited with 89 tackles, seven sacks and four interceptions.

Quentin Lake – 6-1, 180, Defensive Back, Mater Dei HS in Santa Ana, Calif.; Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
Listed as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com … No. 84 on the Scout West 150 List … Rivals’ No. 49 cornerback prospect in the nation and No. 51 recruit on the California 100 list … Scout’s No. 6 safety prospect in the West … No. 50 on the Scout.com California 100 List … ESPN  three-star prospect … PrepStar All-West selection … Credited with 28 tackles, two interceptions and nine pass defenses as a senior … Picked off seven passes as a junior … Son of Bruin All-America and NFL standout Carnell Lake.

Morrell Osling III – 6-2, 185, Defensive Back, Antelope Valley HS in Lancaster, Calif.; Hometown: Lancaster, Calif.
Listed as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com … Rated the No. 18 cornerback prospect in the West by Scout.com … No. 144 on the Scout West 150 List … No. 88 on the Scout.com California 100 List … Rival’s No. 80 prospect on the California 100 list … PrepStar All-West selection … As a junior, he made 14 tackles … Caught eight passes for 125 yards and three touchdowns.

Jaelan Phillips – 6-6, 250, Defensive Line, Redlands East Valley HS in Redlands, Calif.; Hometown: Redlands, Calif.
Listed as a five-star recruit by ESPN and No. 3 recruit on the ESPN 300 list … Five-star prospect according to Scout.com and No. 5 overall recruit in the country … First-team Scout 2017 Class All-American … Scout’s top-rated DE prospect in the nation … No. 3 on the Scout West 150 List … No. 2 on the scout.com California 100 List … Rivals.com five-star recruit and No. 6 on the Rivals 100 list … No. 2 on the Rivals California 100 list … Rivals’ No. 2 weak side defensive end in the country … No. 5 on the si.com National List … PrepStar Dream Team selection and No. 13 national recruit … CalHiSports.com first-team All-State … Invited to the U.S. Army All-America Bowl game … As a senior, he was credited with 142 tackles and 21 sacks … Totaled 76 tackles, 10.5 sacks and two interceptions as a junior … Enrolled at UCLA in January 2017.

Kanan Ray – 6-4, 275, Offensive Line, Sierra Canyon HS in Chatsworth, Calif.; Chatsworth, Calif.
A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com and No. 27 offensive tackle in the nation … Rivals’ No. 34 prospect on the California 100 list … ESPN four-star prospect and No. 279 on the ESPN 300 National List … Three-star recruit according to Scout.com and No. 3 center in the West … No. 59 on the Scout.com California 100 List … No. 98 on the Scout West 150 List … PrepStar All-West selection … CalHiSports.com first-team All-State Medium Schools … Team won two straight state championships in 2015 and 2016 … Invited to the U.S. Army All-America Bowl game.

Moses Robinson-Carr – 6-5, 260, Tight End, Antelope Valley HS in Lancaster, Calif.; Hometown: Lancaster, Calif.
Listed as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com … Rival’s No. 54 prospect on the California 100 list … Scout’s No. 10 tight end prospect in the West … No. 107 on the Scout West 150 List … No. 65 on the Scout.com California 100 List … As a senior, he made 21 catches for 330 yards and three touchdowns … Credited with 62 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and eight sacks … Caught 21 passes for 242 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.

Greg Rogers – 6-3, 305, Defensive Line, Arbor View HS in Las Vegas, Nev.; Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Rivals.com four-star recruit … No. 180 on the Rivals 250 list and No. 5 recruit in the state of Nevada … Rivals’ No. 11 defensive tackle prospect in the nation … Scout.com four-star recruit and No. 87 on the Scout 300 list … No. 22 on the Scout West 150 List … Scout’s No. 7 defensive tackle prospect in the nation … No. 81 on the ESPN 300 National List and four-star recruit … No. 87 on the si.com National List … PrepStar Dream Team member … PrepStar’s No. 98 national recruit … Invited to the Under Armour All-America game … As a junior he recorded 17 tackles for loss … Totaled 111 career tackles.

Sean Seawards – 6-4, 325 Offensive Line, Saguaro HS in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Listed as a three-star recruit by scout.com and the No. 17 offensive guard in the West … Scout’s No. 3 offensive guard in the state of Arizona … Saguaro went 14-0 in his senior season and captured the 4A Conference state championship … Team won 25 games in a row.

Jaylan Shaw – 5-11, 170, Defensive Back, Centennial HS in Corona, Calif.; Hometown: Corona, Calif.
A four-star recruit according to Scout.com and the No. 12 cornerback in the West … No. 63 on the Scout West 150 List … No. 38 on the scout.com California 100 List … Rivals.com three-star prospect and No. 49 recruit on the California 100 list … Rivals’ No. 35 cornerback prospect in the nation … ESPN.com three-star recruit … PrepStar All-West selection … As a senior, he was credited with 64 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and five interceptions.

Zack Sweeney – 6-3, 275, Offensive Line, St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Listed as a three-star recruit by Scout.com … Rated as the No. 15 offensive guard prospect in the South, No. 7 guard in the state of Florida and the No. 58 offensive guard recruit in the nation … ESPN three-star recruit … Team won the Florida 7A state championship the past three seasons.

Jax Wacaser – 6-5, 260, Offensive Line, Saguaro HS in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Listed as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com … Rated the No. 16 offensive tackle in the West by Scout … Rivals’ No. 11 prospect in the state of Arizona and the No. 64 offensive tackle recruit in the nation … Saguaro went 14-0 in his senior season and captured the 4A Conference state championship … Team won 25 games in a row.

Stephan Zabie’ – 6-6, 290, Offensive Line, Westlake HS in Austin, Texas; Hometown: Austin, Texas
Scout.com and Rivals.com four-star recruit … Rivals’ No. 30 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 38 recruit in the state of Texas … No. 56 on the Scout Midlands 150 List … Scout’s No. 29 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 4 offensive tackle prospect in the Midlands Region … No. 46 player in the state of Texas … ESPN four-star recruit and No. 207 on the ESPN 300 National List.


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