3. Chip Kelly, UCLA
Dog Jim Mora Jr. all you want, but he came up with some fantastic top 15-caliber recruiting classes – and the recent NFL drafts have proved it. Chip Kelly was able to keep a slew of Mora’s recruits when he took over last year, and he brought on a few terrific options.
He was able to keep QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, and he landed a nice receiver in Michael Ezeike and safety Rayshad Williams last February. In all, he brought up his 2018 class with ten February signings.
But this year, Kelly’s class so far is … meh. That could quickly change.
To be very fair, he has a young team with a whole lot of talented players growing into their respective spots, but that shouldn’t matter. The great programs recruit great players to push the current guys, but so far, his class is just okay.
OT Sean Rhyan was a great get in December, and he landed a few nice prospects who had plenty of other options, but overall, it’s not the class you’d think he’d get – at least so far.
Don’t be shocked if UCLA is one of the high-risers on Wednesday.
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