Football Recruiting: 2004

Just a few mere hours after UCLA receives its last National Letter of Intent for 2003, BRO has a list of prospects for the class of 2004. You didn't think we'd take any time off, did you?

Realize that this is an extremely early list. This list will change drastically, in just the next couple of months. 

 

Overall, even though it's early, the 2004 class on the west coast looks strong for offensive linemen, wide receivers, and defensive backs, and solid with defensive line and linebackers. 

 

Most of the out-of-state names are those we've heard might have interest in UCLA, or UCLA will more than likely recruit.

 

Quarterbacks:

 

John David Booty, 6-3, 185, Shreveport (Louis.) Evangel Christian.  He's been hailed the #1 quarterback prospect in high school for two years.  Everyone and their mother will be after him. 

Rocky Hinds, 6-5, 200, Playa Del Rey (Calif.) St. Bernard's.  UCLA, USC and Colorado have already offered.

Rhett Bomar, 6-2, 180, Grand Prairie (Tex.) High. Big-time national recruit. 

Anthony Morelli, 6-4, 206, Pittsburgh (Penn.) Penn Hills. Another big national target.  He's indicated early that UCLA is on his list.

Patrick Cowan, 6-4, 195, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco. Yes, there's a relation. He didn't play this year, though. 

Rudy Carpenter, 6-2, 190, Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake. Came to UCLA's camp and is known to like UCLA.  He transferred from Newbury Park and his eligibility for next year might be in question.

Nate Longshore, 6-3, 200, Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon.  Considered one of best on west coast.

Sean Norton, 6-0, 180, Newhall (Calif.) Hart. Huge numbers at Hart, size might be a question.

Darren Mougey, 6-5, 210, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral. Could be one of best in west.

Matt Tuiasosopo, 6-2, 205, Woodinville (Wash.) High. Part of the Tuiasosopo family, probably lean to Washington.   

Stephen McGee, 6-2, 190, Burnet (Tex.) High. One of the best in Texas.

Dan Ingle, 6-2, 175, Bakersfield (Calif.) Foothill. Had a big junior year.

Conor Rauschelbach, 6-2, 190, Denver (Col.) Mullen

Beau Davis, 6-2, 170, Venice (Calif.) High. Transferred in from Carson, and considered potential prospect.

 

Running Backs:

 

Terrell Jackson, 5-9, 185, Corona (Calif.) Centennial. Considered best in Southern California.

Jamal Floyd, 5-11, 190, Claremont (Calif.) High. Well-regarded and thought to be among best in SoCal.

Ryan Kelly, 5-11, 180, Gardena Serra. One of best in L.A. City area.

Patricky Perry, 5-10, 200, Wilmington Banning. Fast and well put together.

Randy Bacon, 5-9, 180, Sacramento (Calif.) Florin.  A little, fast stud. Ran a 4.4 at the Nike camp, 4.1 shuttle 33 inch vertical and 19 reps on the bench. 

Patrick Gates, 5-10, 175, San Diego (Calif.) Marian Catholic. Considered one of best in west.

Ian Bell, 5-11, 185, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft

Terrance King, 5-11, 185, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Dante Gilmore, 6-1, 180, Tolleson (Ariz.) High

Jackie Bates, 5-10, 180, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle

Rodney Ferguson, 6-1, 190, Manzana (New Mexico) High

Ryen Carew, 5-11, 175, Sylmar (Calif.) High

Adrian Peterson, 6-2, 210, Palestine (Tex.) High

Jamario Thomas, 5-11, 190, Longview (Tex.) Spring Hill

Daniel Drayton, 5-11, 190, Los Altos (Calif.) High

Jordan Munde, 6-1, 190, Rolling Hills Estates (Calif.) Palos Verdes Peninsula

Tyler Pringle, 6-0, 190, Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Mira Costa 

 

Fullback:

 

Matt Parent, 6-3, 250, Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul. Also plays linebacker.

 

Wide Receiver:

 

Lavelle Hawkins, 6-0, 165, Stockton (Calif.) Edison. Early favorite for best in state, many schools have already offered. Likes Tennesee, Miami and Florida.

Derrick Jones, 6-0, 170, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. Could be fastest player in the west and in the country.  Has apparently clocked a 10.3 in the 100.  Long time favorite is Florida State.

Michael Bumpus, 6-0, 175, Culver City (Calif.) High.  A great all-around athlete that plays defensive back, too.  There's a connection with UCLA through a coach.

Cameron Colvin, 6-1, 180, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle.  Okay, Maurice Drew, go to work.

Ryan Graves, 5-10, 155, Pasadena (Calif.) Muir.  Talented, USC has already offered. 

Damon Morton, 6-0, 170, Riverside (Calif.) J.W. North.  One of twins. 

Dion Morton, 6-0, 170, Riverside (Calif.) North. Plays quarterback for high school, might end up a defensive back, too.

Keith Best, 6-4, 185, Eugene (Ore.) Sheldon. One of best in west.

John Peel, 6-1, 180, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral. Had a big junior year.

Keauntea Bankhead, 6-0, 200, Seattle (Wash.) Ballard. Considered best in Washington.

Paul Diaz, 5-11, 186, Montebello (Calif.) Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary

Deshawn Green, 5-11, 185, Playa Del Rey (Calif.) St. Bernard

Justin Shaw, 6-1, 185, Palmdale (Calif.) High

 

Tight End:

 

Zach Miller, 6-4, 230, Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista

Jordan Fata, 6-3, 210, Carson (Calif.) High. Also a linebacker.

Michael Stewart, 6-3, 200, Westlake Village (Calif.) High

John Gibson, 6-4, 250, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's

 

Offensive Line:

 

Brandon Nicolas, 6-6, 260, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. Supposedly one of best ever at Mater Dei.

Jacob Hucko, 6-8, 265, Cerritos (Calif.) High. Considered one of best tackle prospects in California.

John Kadous, 6-6, 315, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe. Hailed as best in Arizona.

Brian Abraham, 6-6, 285, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High.  Thought to be on early elite list.

Adam Alvidrez, 6-3, 300, Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair. One of best guard prospects in L.A.

Mark Gray, 6-2, 285, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola

Thomas Gagliardi, 6-6, 315, Phoenix (Ariz.) Moon Valley

John Ioane, 6-8, 315, Tustin (Calif.) High

David Rowlands, 6-4, 265, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High

Daniel Espinoza, 6-5, 270, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High

Norris Malele, 6-4, 285, Carson (Calif.) High

Chilo Rachal, 6-6, 310, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez. Supposed to be big-time.

Bradis McGriff, 6-6, 300, Vallejo (Calif.) High

Mike Streid, 6-2, 280, Granada Hills (Calif.) High

Alex Mack, 6-3, 255, San Marcos (Calif.) High

Bob Snyder, 6-2, 265, Agoura (Calif.) Agoura Hills

Ray Feinga, 6-5, 285, Salt Lake City (Utah) Hunter 

Dan Gury, 6-6, 290, Monarch (Col.) High

Bobby Dokter, 6-5, 275, Mukilteo (Wash.) Kamiak

 

DL:

 

Brigham Harwell, 6-3, 250, Los Altos (Calif.) High. Had 28 sacks as a junior.

Phillip Mbakagu, 6-3, 240, Hayward (Calif.) High

Franklin Okam, 6-5, 295, Lake Highlands (Tex.) High. Considered one of best in Texas.

Jimmy Miller, 6-4, 235, Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake

Christopher Cheri, 6-3, 285, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High

Shannon Tevaga, 6-3, 285, La Mirada (Calif.) High

David Faaeteete, 6-3, 262, Medford (Ore.) North

Jeff Schweiger, 6-4, 225, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian

Calais Campbell, 6-7, 225, Denver (Col.) South

Randy Faletoi, 6-3, 290, Honolulu (Haw.) McKinley

Aaron Fernandez, 6-2, 260, Mesa (Ariz.) Red Mountain 

Matt Putnam, 6-7, 230, Brigham City (Utah) Box Elder

Jordan Miles, 6-4, 270, La Quinta (Calif.) High

 

Linebacker:

 

Jed Collins, 6-3, 242, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High. Considered one of best.

Setel Faateete, 6-2, 200, San Leandro (Calif.) High

Parker Hanks, 6-0, 210, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle

Brian Ellege, 6-2, 190, Newhall (Calif.) Hart

Trenton Tuiasosopo, 6-3, 225, Everett (Wash.) Mariner

Josh Stephens, 6-1, 215, Bakersfield (Calif.) West

Eugene Germany, 6-3, 240, Pomona (Calif.) High

Greg Newman, 6-3, 225, Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake

Russell Allen, 6-3, 215, San Diego (Calif.) Vista

Marlin Simmons, 6-0, 205, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly

Art Drumright, 6-2, 215, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High

Bevan Howard, 6-2, 240, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro

Garrett Bliss, 6-3, 230, Durango (Col.) High

Bryce Hardy, 5-11, 225, Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View

Ryan Phipps, 6-3, 200, Corona (Calif.) Centennial

Ray Andong, 6-1, 220, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 

Jeremiah Toloumu, 6-1, 230, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly

 

Safety:

 

Randy Estes, 6-2, 200, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High.  Estest could be the nation's top safety and a top ten recruit. Rumors that he's leaning to USC.

Rodney Van, 6-1, 185, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly. A speedster who can also play cornerback. He's a UCLA fan and an honor student.   

Terrail Lambert, 5-11, 175, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure   safety

Chet Sanders, 6-2, 195, Carson (Calif.) High

Josh Pinkard, 5-11, 185, Oxnard (Calif.) Huneme,  He ran a 4.5 at Nike last year.

Chauncey Duckett, 6-3, 185, Colorado Springs (Col.) Wasson. Also a quarterback.

 

Cornerback:

 

Willie Glasper, 5-10, 175, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle

Bryan Payton, 6-1, 180, West Covina (Calif.) South Hills. The twins came to a few UCLA games, also considered wide receivers.

Jeremy Payton, 6-1, 180, West Covina (Calif.) South Hills

Brandon Underwood, 6-1, 170, Hamilton (Ohio) High

Charles Dillon, 5-11, 170 Oxnard (Calif.) Hueneme

Antoine Cason, 5-10, 175, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High

Chris Meadows, 5-10, 175, Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo


Bruin Report Online Top Stories