The UCLA Bruins have had varying success in regards to recruiting during the 15-year BCS period.
A lull definitely existed in the Karl Dorrell era. A lack of high-profile signings also occurred towards the end of the Bob Toledo regime. Rick Neuheisel helped the Bruins' recruiting to spike upwards quickly, but the efforts magnificently deteriorated with the lack of winning on a consistent basis.
Lastly, Jim Mora has taken UCLA football recruiting to unseen heights during his short tenure in Westwood.
This piece will rank UCLA's recruiting during the BCS era (1998-2013). The top-five list will be based on how highly regarded the class was at the time, as well as the quality of athletes ultimately produced from these individual classes.
Here's a look at the top-five recruiting classes for the UCLA Bruins in the BCS era.