As of right now, UCLA has 15 scholarships to give to the 2011 class. But if you count Darryl Jackson, the OL who intends to enroll in January, and Rykeem Yates, the DL/LB who also intends to be in school in January, you're down to 13.
But then you have to consider UCLA will undoubtedly have a number of scholarships open up between now and February. It always does.
So, taking that all into account, the program is still anticipating, ultimately, having about 17 scholarships to give to the 2011 class.
Now, the list below isn't a prediction as to whom those recruits will be, or even a comprehensive list of the prospects UCLA is recruiting. It's more of a realistic dream list -- the guys UCLA would take regardless of position or how many scholarships are available that they have a legitimate shot at getting.
In other words, with UCLA having 7 commitments already, and possibly 10 more to give, they'd love to get 10 of these guys.
UCLA's Dream 33:
Brett Hundley, QB – Enough has been said. Obviously he's at the top of UCLA's need-to-get list, and all indications are that they're going to fulfill that need.
DeAnthony Thomas, ATH, #5 ranked player in the nation – The USC commit sends out signals that his recruitment isn't done. It's known that Neuheisel is spending a lot of his own time recruiting him and they have a relationship.
Tony Steward, LB, #15-ranked player in the nation – He has said he'll visit UCLA for the USC game.
Jermauria Rasco, DE, #29 – He still mentions UCLA and the Bruins hope to get a visit.
Jalen Grimble, DE, #38 – Another USC commit UCLA is hoping to poach by February.
Colt Lyeria, ATH, #49 – A 6-5, 225-pound athlete who can play multiple positions is difficult to find. The word is that he's leaning to in-state Oregon, but UCLA will probably get an official visit.
Ray Drew, DE, #54 – He has said UCLA is on his short list and will get a visit.
Todd Barr, DT, #77 – It's probably going to come down to Cal or UCLA.
Victor Blackwell, WR, #79 – Yes, another USC commit that many feel will possibly not be by February.
Harvey Langi, RB, #82 – Stanford leads but UCLA is fighting for him.
Darius Jennings, WR, #89 – One of the best at his position in the country, he says he'll visit UCLA.
Antwaun Woods, DT, #95 – The soft verbal to USC says he's looking around and will take visits.
Stefan McClure, CB, #98 – One of the elite recruits in the west, UCLA currently leads for him.
Wayne Lyons, S, #113 – He says he's definitely visiting UCLA.
Paulay Asiata, OL, #114 – The best tackle prospect in the west, and UCLA leads for him.
Jason Gibson, LB, #121 – An elite linebacker and UCLA keeps improving their chances with him. He just told us UCLA and Cal top his list.
Junior Pomee, #177, TE/WR – The one-time UCLA commit then de-committed when he went to Florida on an unofficial visit, but we're hearing the Florida flirtation might be waning.
Christian Heyward, DT, #190 – He knows he'll visit UCLA and the Bruins look good for him.
Devon Blackmon, WR, #203 – It's believed he's already decided on UCLA.
Kevin McReynolds, DT, #220 – A good-looking recruit at a position of need who will visit.
Devon Moreland, DE/LB, #243 – Commited to SMU, but he is still considering UCLA. Attended UCLA's fall scrimmage.
Donovan Smith, OL, #265 – A much-sought-after OL that says he knows he'll visit UCLA.
Darian Cooper, DT, #269 – A DT who is much in demand in the east, he maintains that UCLA is among his leaders and will visit.
Mickey Johnson, DT, #271 – He's waivered between UCLA, Nebraska and hometown LSU, but UCLA will get an official visit and, at times, is the leader.
Mercy Maston, DB – UCLA has offered and is doing very well with him. He could commit sooner than later.
Byron Moore, JC Safety – The former Trojan is at Harbor College and the good money is that he'll end up a Bruin.
Stephan Nembot, DE/OT – A great physical specimen, UCLA would take him and plug him into a position later.
Brent Walker, OL – It's already believed he's verbally committed to UCLA. He could be the most under-rated OL recruit in the west.
Steve Dillon, DE – Academics will hold up UCLA's chances.
Patrick Flavin, OL – UCLA has offered and Flavin has indicated UCLA is at the top or near the top of his list.
Johnathan Aiken, CB – UCLA has offered and he says he'll visit. Rutgers is the leader.
Hakeem Flowers, WR – A player many schools are recruiting aggressively, and he says he could visit UCLA.