UCLA is starting to take the Kentucky approach to recruiting where they get a bunch of five-star players, send them off to the pros and reload with another class of top notch recruits. The Bruins are taking it to the next level with the reported visitors they had over the weekend.
The Nike and Adidas summer AAU circuits were in town so they took advantage and had six recruits on campus who are rated as five-star players by ESPN. According to sources that talked to ZAGSBLOG, they had small forward Cameron Reddish, center Moses Brown, small forward Khavon Moore, power forward Naz Reid, point guard Jahvon Quinerly and point guard Javonte Smart. Reddish is ranked No. 4, Brown is No. 6, Moore is No. 8, Reid is No. 11, Quinerly is No. 21, Smart is No. 23 overall in the rankings.
Usually you need an event like a midnight madness to bring that kind of firepower together, but UCLA took advantage of the AAU circuit to make this magic happen. It’s highly unlikely they land all of those guys, but having them on campus at the same time might encourage some to team up together and become a package deal down the road.