February 2009 marked the second recruiting season for UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel.
He captured the No. 5 recruiting class in the nation (per Scout.com).
Of the 27 UCLA commits, the Bruins landed one 5-star and eight 4-star players.
Scout rated this UCLA class higher than USC’s ninth-ranked class and signaled an end to the Trojans “monopoly” in Los Angeles. Looking back, this was not the coup d'état most analysts thought it was, or maybe Scout.com is not the best judge of talent.