An overlooked local talent became the Bruins’ latest walk-on engagement.
Class of 2023 prospect Wyatt Mosier has joined UCLA football’s recruiting class and announced his signing Tuesday. The Yorba Linda High School (CA) product met with coach Chip Kelly on campus and received his walk-on offer on Jan. 18.
Mosier had additional offers from Valparaiso, Northern Arizona, San Diego, Nebraska Kearney, West Texas A&M, Western New Mexico and Black Hills State before finally deciding to go for blue and gold.
Air Force, Colorado State and northern Arizona hosed Moiser for unofficial visits during his senior citizenship campaign. His trip to Westwood apparently made enough of an impact to choose UCLA instead.
Running backs coach DeShaun Foster was the coach tagged in Mosier’s announcement tweet, meaning the recruit could be poised for a position change.
Mosier appeared in his senior season with Yorba Linda as a wide receiver and linebacker. In 15 games, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound defensive stopper had 165 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss, three interceptions, three quarterback rushes, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, one pass deflection and one blocked Punt.
Offensively, Mosier caught 15 passes for 217 receiving yards. A Yorba native, Linda’s longest catch was 45 yards while he averaged 14.5 yards per catch.
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Mosier was named to the Orange County Register All-County team last season for the second time in his high school career. Mosier also received the Division 3 CIF Southern Section Co-Defensive Most Valuable Player award.
The 63rd Orange County North-South All-Star Classic — a high school All-Star game featuring the region’s best players — will be held on February 4, and Mosier will play for the North All-Star team.
Mosier becomes the fifth walk-on to join UCLA in 2023.
Wide receiver Carter Shaw, long snapper Trent Middleton, edge rusher Peter Bario and offensive lineman Kory Symington have announced their decisions since the end of the regular season and will likely assume scout team duties in their first seasons at Westwood.
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