UCLA Football received more good news as they drew a commitment from Texas linebacker Deon Hollins, who is rated as the 16th best outside linebacker in the Class of 2013.
Already known as one of the Nation’s best pass rushers, Hollins selected UCLA instead of 16 other schools that had offered him, universities such as Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Stanford. Why the Bruins? He loves the coaching staff. He is excited to be a Bruin knowing full well that his future coaches have NFL experience and have what it takes to help his growth process as a player who has hopes of one day playing professionally.
The newly implemented 3-4 defense was another attractive selling point in landing Deon, who will easily fit right in due to the familiarity with his high school’s defensive scheme.
Hollins is a very athletic player who can also fall back into coverage and will be allowed to do so with the versatility of the 3-4.
Deon plans to visit UCLA for the first time with his family in mid-April. Per Hollins, coach Jeff Ulbrich plans to stop recruiting the position knowing that the Bruins have got their man. Knowing that Ulbrich could easily find another player to take Deon’s spot, he committed. Still Hollins plans to take all of his trips including stops at: Washington, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Boise State, and Oregon.
For now, he remains solid to the blue and gold of UCLA. Last season he totaled 70 tackles, 22 for a loss with 15 sacks for Marshall High School of Missouri City, Texas. He earned First Team All-District honors last season.
Hollins is a player with a high ceiling who could see his stock soar in the coming months. Still great news for the Bruins who have now received four commitments for the Class of 2013 and still have yet to begin spring practice.