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UCLA's current recruiting class isn't overly big. With a shortage of scholarships, Mora and the staff have been somewhat selective in terms of offering scholarships and accepting commitments.
Mora's short tenure in Westwood has produced two great classes. In 2012, Mora's first recruiting class was ranked No. 12 in the country (per Scout.com). Last year, Scout.com had UCLA signing the nation's third best class. It was a class which included Eddie Vanderdoes, Alex Redmond, Caleb Benenoch and Myles Jack, among others.
This year, the concentration has focused on the secondary and skill positions. Nine of the twelve commitments are defensive backs, running backs and wide receivers.
There's also been a shift in regards to recruiting elite talent from outside of California. In particular, out-of-state prospects such as Zach Whitley, Malachi Dupre, Rashaan Evans, Kenny Young and Solomon Thomas are garnering lots of attention.
As for in-state prospects, UCLA would love to land both Michiah Quick and Joe Mixon. Mixon would instantly impact the thin depth chart at running back. Quick would have the potential to make noise as a slot receiver early in his career.
The continuance of landing elite talent will further help strengthen the depth on the roster. It will also aid in the development of UCLA becoming a prominent program in the Pac-12.