Dominick Jackson Commits to UCLA: Bruins Land No. 3 Overall JUCO Prospect

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIJune 5, 2013

Nov. 10, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora walks the field before a game against the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
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It's been a great day or two for UCLA recruiting, and the good times keep rolling with the news of a big commitment from JUCO recruit Dominick Jackson.

Jackson is the No. 3 JUCO player in the country and the No. 2 JUCO offensive tackle, both according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He's 6'7'', 304 pounds, which combined with his experience at the junior college level, make him an incredibly valuable recruiting pickup for UCLA.

Justin Hopkins of 247Sports reported the commitment on Twitter:

UCLA's 2014 class now features three recruits, with Jackson joining 3-star receivers Barry Ware and Dionte Sykes.

Three recruits may not seem all that impressive right now, but it's still extremely early on and this is coming off a recruiting cycle that saw the Bruins land the No. 7 class in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite team rankings.

With the recent news reported by Brandon Huffman and Tracy Pierson of Scout.com/BruinReportOnline that 5-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes will be disbanding from Notre Dame's class and instead signing with UCLA—albeit with a grant-in-aid which will take a year of eligibility from him—that stellar Bruins class will only improve.

UCLA football as a whole is on the rise, and Jackson is yet another on a growing list of elite recruits to choose Jim Mora's program over other great options.

According to 247sports, Jackson just recently picked up an offer from Alabama, and he has notable scholarship offers from Arkansas, Florida, Oregon, Texas A&M and USC, amongst others, according to his 247Sports interest list.

He ended up picking UCLA though, which may start becoming a trend as long as Mora can keep his team hot on the recruiting trail, and especially on the football field.

Check out B/R's interactive map, click on UCLA to see all of the Bruins' commits and targets:

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