UCLA struck twice with tight ends in the early signing period, and the Bruins get Carsen Ryan from American Forks, Utah.
He joins Jack Pedersen who the Bruins have also landed. Pedersen is the #7 ranked tight end prospect in the country.
Ryan is a 6-4, 235-pound tight end. On the 247Sports Composite, he is ranked as the 11th best tight end prospect in the country and the top-rated recruit out of Utah.
He spent his first three years at Timpview High School before moving to American Forks for his senior season.
Ryan is a very athletic pass catcher in the mold of the contemporary tight ends, as opposed to Pedersen who is a prototypical tight end. Ryan also uses his big frame well against defenders, particularly in the red zone. His game film also shows he is a good “yards-after-catch” receiver.
He only played two games in his senior season at American Forks, due to an injury. But in his junior year, he had 53 catches for 609 yards and three touchdowns. For his career, he had 90 receptions for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In recent years, UCLA has provided the NFL with tight ends like Caleb Wilson and Devin Asiasi. Our conversations with scouts also tell us that current tight end Greg Dulcich is highly regarded. Dulcich is eligible for another year at UCLA and has not made any announcement on his future plans.
Ryan committed to UCLA back in March, under the guidance of tight ends coach Derek Sage. He is reported to have had 18 offers, including from Ohio State, Washington, TCU, Tennessee, Arizona State, and BYU.
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