Malone Mataele (Student Sports)

Focus 2018: UCLA Athlete Recruiting Watch List

Feb. 16 -- We take an early look at the top targets as two-way prospects for UCLA's 2018 class and some other names to know...

UCLA has offers out to a handful of two-way prospects already and there are a number of versatile prospects throughout the region.

Devon Williams has two teammates, Moses Robinson-Carr and Morrell Osling, who signed with UCLA's 2017 class.  He also grew up playing with another 2017 signee, Rahyme Johnson, in Pop Warner, so there are quite a few players who UCLA hopes will convince Williams to come to Westwood.   His offer was as an athlete, but Demetrice Martin is the primary recruiter. Williams said he doesn't care which side of the ball he plays.  Receiver, though, could be his best spot.

Tennessee Pututau told Scout at the Army Combine that he likes UCLA a lot and he plans to visit Westwood this spring.

Another versatile two-way talent is the Orange County native Malone Mataele

Talanoa Hufanga, the top prospect in Oregon, has blown up nationally but still has mentioned visiting UCLA this spring.

Treshaun Harrison from Seattle was wowed when the Bruins offered but the hometown Huskies are pushing for him.  He did say that UCLA is still on his short list.

UCLA will watch Toa Taua closely and he'd have a chance to spend a year playing with his brother should he come to Westwood.

After camping with UCLA during the Elite Camp, Ely Doyle opened some eyes. He plays for former Bruin James Washington at Alemany.

And Elisha Guidry, the son of former Bruin Javelin Guidry and nephew of former Bruin Paul Guidry, will also get a look and he's more likely to end up as a slot than as a corner in college.


Talanoa Hufanga, Corvallis (Ore.) Crescent Valley

Tennessee Pututau, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood

Devon Williams, Antelope Valley (Calif.)

Treshaun Harrison, Seattle (Wash.) Garfield

Malone Mataele, Santa Margarita (Calif.)

Next Tier:

Toa Taua, Lompoc (Calif.)

Ely Doyle, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany

Other Names to Know:

Elisha Guidry, Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta

Trey Lowe, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit

Kobe Smith, Gardena (Calif.) Serra

Matthew Tago, Quartz Hill (Calif.)

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