You can’t stop UCLA today, you can only hope to contain them. And even containing them is becoming quite the chore.
In an embarrassingly prolonged signing announcement, Roquan Smith (finally) announced that he would be signing with the Bruins. Not only did UCLA best Georgia for the linebacker, but they did so by plucking a player out of UGA’s own backyard as Smith played his high school football at Macon County. The experts at Rivals.com had predicted a recruiting victory for the Bulldogs in a landslide.
Some school called “Michigan University Wolverines” and Texas A&M were also finalists.
A four-star Rivals.com recruit, Smith was rated as the No. 6 outside linebacker in the country; No. 9 player at any position in the state of Georgia; and the No. 77 player overall.
Smith’s signing continued a significant roll for Jim Mora and his coaching staff.
First, the nation’s top tight end, Chris Clark, announced earlier today that he had opted for UCLA over Michigan. A short time later, the Bruins pulled the top-rated player from the state of Texas, five-star running back Soso Jamabo, for good measure.
Additionally, four-star offensive lineman Josh Wariboko committed to the Bruins late this morning, while four-star defensive tackle Joseph Wicker is expected to do the same later this afternoon as well.
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