Class of 2024 WR David Washington takes over UCLA Football offer

The Bruins have added another skill position player to their next recruiting board.

Class of 2024 wide receiver David Washington received a scholarship offer from UCLA football Thursday night, he announced via Twitter. It was the second offer Bruins staff have made to a receiver in next year’s cycle, and the sixth they’ve sent to a player in a skill position of the 10 they’ve made in the season. total.

The Arbor View High School (NV) product also has offerings from Arizona, Arkansas State, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan State, Nevada, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Portland State, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and State from Washington.

Washington doesn’t have an offer from Michigan, but he traveled to Ann Arbor on May 1 – the same day the Las Vegas native traveled to East Lansing.

After competing in the Under Armor All-American Camp Series in Phoenix in March 2021, Washington’s recruiting started to pick up some steam. Washington’s local team, UNLV, offered later this spring, with Ole Miss and Arkansas State not far behind. Arizona offered Washington early in its second season, and the rest of the offers came after its breakout campaign.

Washington had 670 yards and two touchdowns on 34 receptions for Arbor View in 2021. Washington earned an invite to the Under Armor Next Camp Series in Los Angeles in early March, and he is scheduled to appear at the ESPN300 Elite Underclassmen Camp Powered by Under Armor on March 22. May in Las Vegas.

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The 6-foot, 185-pound Washington executes a 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds and a 41-inch vertical leap.

Both 247Sports and Rivals rated Washington a four-star rookie, though the former rated him much higher. In the industry-standard 247Sports Composite aggregate, Washington is the No. 1 player in Nevada, the No. 24 receiver in the nation and the No. 125 prospect in his class.

All 10 offers Bruins staff have sent have gone to four- or five-star rookies, all but two to players on the offensive side of the ball. Washington joins Ryan Pellum as the only other 2024 receiver to have a UCLA offer as of Friday, while four quarterbacks are at the same stage of their recruiting.

Even after a heavy dose of roster turnover this offseason, the Bruins still have a large veteran presence on the field, so the team will look very different again two years from now. At receiver, Duke transfer Jake Bobo, Kazmeir Allen and Josiah Norwood are entering their final years of eligibility, and Kam Brown, Matt Sykes and Logan Loya will also be gone by 2024.

The young core of Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, DJ Justice, Jadyn Marshall and Braden Pegan will likely be around by then, but with no significant college-level production by any of them, receivers coach Jerry Neuheisel has plenty of work to be done by adding to the body.

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