Tight end Michael Ezeike announced his intention to attend UCLA on Wednesday, choosing the Bruins over USC and Oregon.
Ezeike, who starred at Colony High School in California, is a 4-star recruit and the No. 260 in 247Sports' 2018 rankings. He is the nation's No. 13 tight end and 37th-ranked player in the state of California.
A big body who is still developing because he grew up playing soccer, Ezeike is seen as someone who is only scratching the surface of his potential. Teams across the West Coast lined up to offer Ezeike based on his potential alone.
USC and UCLA, thanks to their proximity, were seen as the main threats early on. The Trojans made a big impression on him earlier in the summer.
"I have been talking to the USC staff for a while now and ever since I came to the camp they had last Sunday, they grew even more interested in me. (Over the weekend) there was a 7on7 tournament at SC and I showed up and dominated," Ezeike told Adam Gorney of Rivals.
Listed at 6'5" and 220 pounds, it's possible Ezeike winds up starting out at wide receiver. But as he continues to fill out and add weight, odds are he will wind up needing to be a tight end to make the biggest possible impact.
Ezeike is the 28th player to commit to UCLA'S 2018 class. The Bruins currently rank 17th in 247Sports' rankings. Ezeike joins nine other players among the 4-star or higher commits.