(Know I’m late on the news, you guys — was in class, so please, forgive me for getting an education.)
You don’t know how hard I am trying to not type in all caps and end each sentence with at least three exclamation marks.
That’s because UCLA just picked TWO LEGITIMATE, FOUR-STAR WIDE RECEIVERS!!!!!!
That’s right; the position we were thin at in this recruiting class is the one that is going to put this class on the map. First, let’s check some Javon Williams highlights, no?
BOOM. This is a major pick-up. Dude’s a 6’5” beast at wide-out and that’s going to be a big deal considering Noel Mazzone likes to spread defenses wide and long. He’s going to help UCLA’s offense get more vertical, and if any of our three QBs from this year’s class can develop into a nice option at the position, Williams will get a ton of tosses thrown his way.
But I did say two four-star wide-outs, no? The other one? Jordan Payton who, after switching from Cal to Oregon to Washington, is now reportedly going to UCLA. Dude’s a four-star recruit and, at 6’2” with a 40-yard dash time of 4.49, he’s also going to give corners who cover him some issues. Here is a highlight tape of this guy:
And that’s from his junior year.
I think we should all be thoroughly impressed by the recruiting hall our current staff has put together. It doesn’t look like one — not one! — position was ignored in this class, and though these wide-outs committed late, it’s better late than never.
Maybe I’m just excited. I don’t know. But something tells me UCLA football has really turned a corner this time. GO BRUINS!!!!