UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins' National Signing Day Wish List

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UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins' National Signing Day Wish List
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Jim Mora has UCLA recruiting on the rise

With less than two weeks until national signing day, the UCLA Bruins have caught quite a head of steam on the recruiting trail.

Following a massive weekend of official visits, UCLA received verbals from four 4-star defensive backs, including the highly sought-after duo of Tahaan Goodman and Priest Willis.

Goodman announced his commitment to the Bruins at about 2:30 PST at his high school, and Willis did the same just four hours later. In the weeks leading up to the decisions, rumor was that Goodman and Willis was a package deal, and that UCLA was on the short list.

Well, the talented safety tandem substantiated the speculative whispers on Wednesday, deciding that Bruin blue is in their blood.

Willis and Goodman joined cornerback Johnny Johnson and fellow safety Tyler Foreman, two top-flight defenders in their own right who committed to UCLA over the weekend. 

The recent additions have launched the Bruins into the top-10 nationally for the Class of 2013 (according to both Rivals and Scout.com). And if Willis' excitement is any indication, UCLA could continue climbing.

After choosing the Bruins, Willis was adamant that he and his fellow recruits would push hard with the nation's top remaining uncommitted athletes. In a report from Scout, Willis wasn't dancing around the issue.

I want to go out and recruit guys like Eddie Vanderdoes and Kylie Fitts and a few others and make this a huge class. I know Tahaan committed earlier today and that's my boy right there. I can't wait to play with him in college.

The 2013 college football recruiting cycle is rounding the corner for the bell lap, and UCLA is in a nice position to make a move. Before the dust settles on February 6, Jim Mora and the Bruins could be looking at a top-five class littered with talent on both sides of the ball.

But, as is the case with college recruiting, we won't know for sure until every last Letter of Intent is signed, faxed and celebrated. With that said, here's a look at UCLA's national signing day wish list, complete with each player that could lift the Bruins' class from excellent to elite.

Note: All recruiting information, including rankings, commitment news and statistics, is sourced from 247Sports and the 247Sports Composite Rankings, unless otherwise noted.

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