With national signing day less than a month away, recruiting has been heating up in a big way recently for Jim Mora and the UCLA Bruins.
Mora and his staff have received five commitments in the past week alone. Linebacker Dwight Williams and running back Nathan Starks both pledged to the Bruins on the same day (Jan. 4). Linebacker Zach Whitley opted for UCLA over Alabama, the school he had been previously committed to for months.
Defensive ends Jacob Tuioti-Mariner and Matt Dickerson also committed. Dickerson had been committed to Notre Dame but chose to become a Bruin over a family matter.
All of the recent commitments (save for Williams) are 4-star prospects (according to Scout.com). Williams, Whitley and Starks all participated in the Army All-American Bowl.
This piece will include slides on four highly regarded and realistic targets for Mora and his staff to sign. These targets are not ranked in terms of overall importance, but rather listed based on positional need in regards to the roster.
The last slide will encapsulate other potential prospects with interest in UCLA.
Remember, everything in regards to recruiting is fluid. These are fickle 18-year-olds with the potential to change their respective minds on a daily basis. Each recruit is essentially being pulled in a number of different directions from a multitude of influences.
There are names on this list which could in theory drop UCLA without a moment's notice. Conversely, there are names not appearing here with the possibility of becoming Bruins.
Here's an in-depth look at UCLA recruiting in its current state.