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UCLA still pursuing QB Ryan Hilinski
Four-star quarterback Ryan Hilinski is committed to South Carolina, but UCLA is continuing its pursuit of the 2019 prospect.
The Bruins recently offered the 6-foot-4, 222-pound Orange (Calif.) Lutheran athlete, who committed to the Gamecocks on April 4. UCLA is one of four schools to offer Hilinski since that pledge, along with LSU, Oregon State and Ohio State.
Hilinski said the UCLA offer means a lot to him.
“It’s a pretty big deal for me,” said Hilinski, per 247Sports’ Patrick Yew. “It solidified for me that all my hard work is paying off. I think it’s a big offer because I earned that offer. They watched me throw. In the NFL, they watch you throw and then they offer you a contract.”
Hilinski is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 169 player and the No. 6 pro-style passer in the nation, as well as the No. 19 prospect in California.
UCLA has offered only three quarterbacks from the 2019 class: Hilinski, Grant Gunnell (St. Pius X/Houston) and Jayden Daniels (Cajon/San Bernardino, Calif.). Like Hilinski, both Gunnell and Daniels carry 4-star rankings.
UCLA high on 3-star OL Beau Taylor
The Bruins offered a scholarship to 3-star offensive lineman Beau Taylor from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.
Taylor, a 6-foot-5, 286-pound lineman, can play at either guard position or potentially at right tackle. He told 247 Sports’ Blair Angulo that an offer from UCLA would “definitely be hard to beat.”
Taylor is ranked as the No. 51 guard and No. 9 overall prospect in Nevada for the 2019 class, per the 247Sports composite.
UCLA does not have any commitments in the 2019 class, but the Bruins seem to be gearing up on the recruiting trail.