clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

UCLA football recruiting: scouting take on guard Josh Wariboko

Wariboko is the third major commitment the Bruins have received on signing day

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC is likely going to come out a big winner at the end of today, but they can't top the morning that UCLA is having.

The Bruins just added guard Josh Wariboko to their class and beat out Oklahoma and Ohio State for his signature. What kind of player are the Bruins getting in Wariboko?

Josh Wariboko - 4 star guard

Wariboko is big enough to step in and play right away, but he is going to have to reshape his body when he gets to UCLA. He has some bad weight that he needs to get rid of. In saying that, he has exceptional feet for a player his size. He's a true athlete at the guard position.

His feet are what make him so good as a pass blocker. He can mirror so well, but stays balanced and can anchor versus the bull rush. He delivers a good punch as well.

It's in the run game where Wariboko truly shines though. He is a nasty blocker that finishes. He does a great job of getting to the second level and locking in his block and he's equally as good at the point of attack because his feet are constantly going on contact. He wants to put every defender he goes up against on the ground. His technique can get a little sloppy at times with his hand placement, but that's mostly due to over-aggression. That's something any offensive line coach can live with and should be something he can easily improve on.

Everyone knows about UCLA's struggles on the offensive line. Wariboko makes their line a lot better going forward. He has the chance to develop into one of the top interior linemen in the Pac-12.