Why Louisville is getting a top-five recruiting class from UCLA

Why Louisville is getting a top-five recruiting class from UCLA

UCLA is looking to improve its recruiting rankings and bolster its 2017 class, according to a report from ESPN.

The school announced Tuesday that it will sign seven-star guard/forward/center T.J. Scott, who previously played for Kentucky and Michigan State, and four-star power forward/center Markel Williams.

The 247Sports Composite class ranks the Bruins at No. 6 in the country, with the national rankings tracking at No 1.

They’ve ranked among the top 20 in each of the last three seasons.

Longhorn, which is considered one of the nation’s most promising recruiting classes, is a program in need of a top player and it’s hoping to get that with its top five commit.

In 2017-18, Longhorn was one of just two Division I programs in the nation to rank in the top 10 in the recruiting rankings.

The Bruins will likely use Scott, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound guard, as their second-best player in 2018-19, according the 247Sports composite.