Aug 31, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins cheerleaders and mascot Joe Bruin pose before the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Football Recruiting: Adarius Pickett Picks Bruins

After visiting the team this past weekend, 2014 cornerback Adarius Pickett decided to give his verbal commitment to the UCLA Bruins on Tuesday. Pickett unofficially visited the Bruins on Saturday when they defeated Nevada, 58-20.

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The other teams that offered at Pickett, but did not get his commitment were the Arizona State Sun Devils, California Golden Bears, Houston Cougars, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Nevada Wolfpack, Northwestern Wildcats, Oregon State Beavers, Purdure Boilermakers, San Diego State Aztecs, Stanford Cardinal, USC Trojans, Utah Utes, UTEP Miners, Virginia Cavaliers, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, and Yale Bulldogs.

Pickett’s decision to commit to UCLA should come as a complete surprise to the experts because most of them had him giving his verbal to a different team in the LA area.

All of the seven recruiting experts on the 247Sports Crystal Ball predicted that the USC Trojans would be the team to land the El Cerrito, CA cornerback.

Adarius Pickett is a tremendous pickup for the UCLA Bruins because of what he brings to the table.

He shows great instincts, tackling ability, ball skills, reactive quickness, and recovery speed. He can also change directions effectively when defending an opposing wide receiver.

If one is looking for “weakness” when it comes to Pickett, it could be labelled as his size and length. At 5’11”, 175 pounds, these two aspects might not be the best among 2014 CBs, but they definitely aren’t bad either.

Pickett’s commitment is No. 8 overall for the Bruins and moves their class to 63rd overall in the 247Sports class rankings.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 19th in the state of California, 15th among cornerbacks, and 167th among 2014 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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