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Former UCLA linebacker Josh Woods and Orange County Register reporter James H. Williams discuss the latest happenings with recruiting, an update on former defensive coordinator Bill McGovern and a magazine mix-up with defensive standout Laiatu Latu.
- UCLA added two verbal commitments to its class of 2024 this past week with the addition of linebacker Isaiah Patterson of Yelm High and offensive tackle Marquise Thorpe-Taylor of Mount Tahoma High.
Both players are ranked as 3-star prospects, according to 247sports, from the state of Washington.
Patterson and high school teammate Brayden Platt were among the eight players to take a visit on the weekend of May 5.
Thorpe-Taylor became the third offensive lineman to commit to the Bruins' upcoming class.
The Bruins had eight more prospects on campus this week:
- Salpointe Catholic 5-star edge Elijah Rushing
- Sierra Canyon 4-star WR Kwazi Gilmer
- Van Nuys Birmingham 4-star ATH Peyton Waters
- St. John Bosco 3-star RB Cameron Jones
- American Fork 3-star ATH Davis Andrews
- Park City 3-star LB Blake Tabaracci
- Salpointe Catholic 3-star DL Keona Wilhite
- Bountiful unranked safety Faletau Satuala
* UCLA coach Chip Kelly and offensive line coach Tim Drevno were among the UCLA coaches and family members to participate in the Tour de Pier event this past weekend for former defensive coordinator Bill McGovern. The group listed as “Bikin for Billy” raised over $11,000.
The event serves as a cancer fundraiser where participants ride stationary bikes outdoors in Manhattan Beach.
McGovern missed five of the last six games due to an undisclosed illness during the season but returned to coach for the Bruins’ Sun Bowl appearance against Pitt on Dec. 31 in El Paso.
In February, McGovern moved into a new role, the director of football administration, after UCLA hired D’Anton Lynn as defensive coordinator.
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