Boss Tagaloa Commits to UCLA

Boss Tagaloa waited until National Signing Day, but he’s made his decision, committing to the UCLA Bruins.

Boss Tagaloa gives Jim Mora a highly touted recruit at a position of dire need for UCLA. Tagaloa is a 6-3, 305 pound defensive tackle from De La Salle High School in Concord, CA.

He finished his senior season with 48 tackles, including 33 solo tackles and six quarterback sacks. He also had 15 tackles for loss. Most services have him as a four star recruit. He gets high marks for being strong at the point of attack and for what scouts like to call a motor or high energy level. He is the top rated senior defensive tackle on the west coast and ranked #13 among defensive tackles nationally by ESPN.

Tagaloa got most of his recruiting attention from the Pac 12 and the SEC, (including Alabama, Ole Miss and Tennessee). His finalist list had no SEC schools however, and the only non-west school that made the final cut was Michigan, which he took an official visit to two weeks ago. He also had USC, Cal and Washington among his late favorites, with his official visit to USC being just last weekend.

Mora placed a high priority on Tagaloa, as the Bruins lacked size and depth on the defensive line last year and that was before losing leading tackler Kenny Clark to early entry into the NFL. With the return of defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes from a season ending knee injury, the Bruins should have some formidable size.

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