New UCLA Bruin wide receiver coach Eric Scott has already paid off dividends on the recruiting trail as the Bruins picked up the verbal commitment of a wide receiver with a lot of upside and has the size/speed combination that is so highly coveted by D-I colleges these days.
The wide receiver in question is Jerry Johnson (6-3, 187, 4.47) from Venice, Calif.
The Bruins land a receiver who is very athletic, has great size and hops. He is also is very quick and has break away speed. He moves exceedingly well for a big wide receiver.
Johnson has pair of soft hands. One source said he can catch BB's in the dark.
As a junior, Johnson showed a penchant for making big plays. He ended up with 24 catches for 613 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 25.5 yards per catch.
"Jerry just committed to UCLA," J.C. Johnson, Jerry's Dad said. "I just got off the phone with Coach Karl Dorrell, Coach Jay Norvell and Coach Eric Scott.
"We are happy with Jerry's choice," J.C. said. "It was one that we gave a lot of thought and prayer to. We look forward to being Bruins."
"ASU was about to offer they said they mailed it out to us two days ago," J.C. said. "But when we got that call for Coach Dorrell and a UCLA offer we decided we couldn't pass it up. We are looking forward to being Bruins."
"Jerry is excited that he will be coached by E (Eric) Scott and that was one of the reasons that he chose UCLA."