Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Football: Bruins miss out on Devon Blackmon
By Blair Angulo
Four-star athlete Devon Blackmon (Fontana, Calif./Summit) committed to Oregon at the Under Armour All-American game Wednesday, choosing the Ducks over locals UCLA and USC.
"When I went (to Eugene) on my trip, it felt like a family," Blackmon said when interviewed live on ESPN.
Had he put on the Bruins' cap, Blackmon would have been the highest-rated prospect in UCLA's current eight-player recruiting class. Four-star quarterback Brett Hundley (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler), who is expected to enroll at UCLA in time for spring practice, threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Blackmon to give the Red team an early 7-3 lead at the All-America game.
A look at UCLA's recruiting class (as of Wednesday, Jan. 5):
QB Brett Hundley (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler)*
OG Ben Wysocki (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos)
OG Jacob Brendel (Plano, Texas/Plano East)
DE Sam Tai (Henderson, Nev./Liberty)^
LB Aaron Wallace (San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo)^
OT Torian White (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood)
TE Raymond Nelson (Modesto, Calif./Modesto Christian)
LB Ryan Hofmeister (Murrieta, Calif./Riverside CC)*
* = expected to enroll in time for spring practice
^ = already enrolled