The Bruins have sent out an offer to a top-ranked signal-caller.
Class of 2023 quarterback Jaden Rashada earned a scholarship offer from UCLA football on Tuesday. Rashada made a few unofficial visits out east over the summer, but the Pittsburg High School (CA) product has yet to visit the Bruins or any other West Coast school.
Rashada also has offers from Auburn, Penn State, Arizona State, Ole Miss, Washington, USC, Oklahoma and others.
The 6-foot-4 Rashada opted out of the fall season at IMG Academy (FL) in 2020 to transfer to Pittsburg and return to California. In his freshman year at Liberty High School (CA), Rashada attempted 22 passes across four appearances, completing 54.5% of his passes for three touchdowns, 129 yards and an interception.
Rashada is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN. The 247Sports Composite ranks him as the No. 5 quarterback in his class, while ESPN pegs Rashada has the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country.
UCLA previously had one offer out to a class of 2023 quarterback – Nicholaus Iamaleava. The Bruins are said to be in good standing with both Rashada and Iamaleava.
The Bruins do not have a quarterback commit for the class of 2022, however, and are one of just two Pac-12 programs with that distinction at the moment. Cal commit Justyn Martin and recent Baylor decommit Zach Pyron are the two most highly-pursued targets for coach Chip Kelly, but UCLA seems to be making a harder push for the following class of quarterbacks.
With quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson set to leave after this season, the 2023 depth chart currently has Chase Griffin and Chase Artopoeus as redshirt seniors, Ethan Garbers and Parker McQuarrie as redshirt juniors and Kajiya Hollawayne as a true junior.