October 13, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora and players before playing against the Utah Utes at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Football Recruiting: Bruins Land Austin Roberts

The UCLA Bruins landed a solid wide receiver from the class of 2014 on Wednesday as Austin Roberts gave the Bruins his verbal commitment. On top of being one of the top Indiana prospects, Roberts is also ranked 180th in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

October 27, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The other teams that offered at Roberts, but did not get his commitment were theOhio State Buckeyes,Alabama Crimson TideMiami HurricanesFlorida GatorsFlorida State SeminolesIllinois Fighting IlliniIndiana HoosiersKentucky WildcatsLouisville Cardinals,Maryland TerrapinsMichigan State SpartansNebraska Cornhuskers, Northwestern Wildcats, Stanford Cardinal,Tennessee VolunteersUSC Trojans, and Virginia Tech Hokies.

Roberts has the size, speed, change of direction, and agility that any major football program would want. The only aspect of his game that needs development is his hand.

If he can improve his hand at the college level, Roberts will be a quality option for any Division I team.

Roberts’ commitment is No. 5 overall for the Bruins and moves their class to 68th overall (up 13 spots) in the 247 Sports class rankings. This is a big commitment for UCLA because I’m sure Ohio State would have loved to add Austin Roberts to their already 14 commitments.

Its also funny that Austin Roberts chose UCLA over USC after the Torjans released a video calling themselves “Wide Receiver U.”

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 3rd in the state of Indiana and 32nd among wide receivers by 247Sports.

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Also, check out the Fansided 150 Class of 2014 Rankings.

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