After much consternation and panic last summer over UCLA's 2017 tight end recruiting, it ended up being pretty solid.
That makes the need to sign multiple tight ends in 2018 less necessary, so it is likely UCLA just tries to bring in one, especially if they can land Devin Asiasi as a transfer from Michigan.
The 2017 class at tight end was stacked in the West, but it returns to Earth in 2018.
However, the top tight end prospect nationally is from the West -- Brevin Jordan -- and UCLA is doing very well with him early.
Michigan was recruiting Jordan heavily when UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was there and he's obviously recruiting Jordan's Bishop Gorman teammate, quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Jordan and Thompson-Robinson have long talked about playing together in college.
One of our favorite pass-catchers at tight end is Tae Le, who is comparable to former UCLA tight end Thomas Duarte as a receiver, but is more of an inside receiver than a true tight end. He's a guy that could get an offer as more of a pass-catcher than as a traditional tight end. He camped with UCLA last summer and was very good, so keep an eye on him.
Brevin Jordan, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Camren McDonald, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Mustapha Muhammad, Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point
Glenn Beal, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian
Kyle Pitts, Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood
Tae Le, Newport Beach (Calif.) Corona del Mar
Jake Peters, Santa Margarita (Calif.)
Other Names to Know:
Chris Kane, San Clemente (Calif.)
R.J. Stone, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian