UCLA has received verbal commitments from two JC defensive players.
Ryan Boschetti, DT, 6-4, 285, San Mateo JC, verbally committed to UCLA late last week. Boschetti is ranked the #3 JC player in the country by JCFootball.com. He visited UCLA officially December 15th and essentially told the UCLA coaches he intended to come to UCLA on that trip. Last week, reports indicated that Boschetti was considering Arizona before committing to the Bruins. Boschetti is originally from Belmont (Calif.) Carmont High School. Undersized out of high school, Boschetti sat out one year and then played in 2000 as a freshman and was named All-Conference and All-State Region II. Qualified academically out of high school, Boschetti turned down D-1 offers, including one from Indiana, after his first JC season. By last season, Boschetti quickly established himself as one of the best DLs in the JC ranks, and had most of the Pac-10, as well Tennessee and Oklahoma, recruiting him.
Patrick Pierre-Louis, LB, 6-1, 220, Glendale City College, verbally committed on his official visit December 15th. Pierre-Louis, originally from Florida, is a lesser-known prospect that is reportedly very physical and well built.
The JC signing period began December 19th, but UCLA has yet to receive a National Letter of Intent from either Boschetti or Pierre-Louis as of Saturday. Both are considered verbal commitments, though, and UCLA expects NLIs from both shortly.
Both Boschetti and Pierre-Louis will enroll in time for spring practice, and both reportedly have three years to use two years of eligibility.