Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Rivals 250

Last Tuesday, the Rivals network released their top 100 players for the class of 2008. A number of players, who are committed to UCLA, made it into those rankings. This week, they have expanded their criteria to include the top 250 players in the nation. Almost every recruit that has committed to the Bruins for 2008 is on that list! This is definitely shaping up to be a huge recruiting class for coach Dorrell and probably one of the best Bruin classes in almost a decade.

We already knew that two UCLA bound safeties, and a talented receiver, were already on the list. Moore (ranked the #1 safety in the nation), Woods (#3 safety), and Bateman (#17 receiver) were already in the top-100.

#43 Rahim Moore (S)
#90 EJ Woods (S)
#93 Kemonte Bateman (WR)

These other UCLA committed players found their way into the top 250:

Uona Kavienga (LB)
Aundre Dean (RB)
Anthony Dye (DB)
Aaron Hester (DB)
Damien Holmes (DE)
Datone Jones (DE)
Jerry Johnson (WR)
Antwon Moutra (WR)
Nick Crissman (QB)

A very impressive group of players you must admit. It is definitely heavy on defensive positions and we can thank coach Walker, and his amazing transformation of the defense, as a key reason these players are choosing the Bruins. It is great to know that the coaches are building a solid foundation on defense that will last for years to come.

There are also some great skill players on offense including Texas running back Aundre Dean and Huntington Beach quarterback Nick Crissman. Let's just hope that they can keep the momentum going and continue to build on this already impressive recruiting class.