According to Greg Biggins, a National Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com, offensive linemen Poasi Moala has decided to switch his commitment from the University of Washington to the University of California Los Angeles. This shouldn’t come as much of a shock, considering Moala, one of the seven class of 2013 recruits to commit as a group on June 29th, has long been seen as the least committed of the bunch. In fact, Biggins also reports that Moala is currently at the Rose Bowl watching the game between UCLA and Oregon State.
Sep 15, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora reacts during the game against the Houston Cougars at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kriby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
This isn’t a crippling loss to the 2013 recruiting class for Washington, but it certainly can’t be seen as good news. Moala was rated three stars by both Scout and Rivals, and is listed at 6’5″ and 270 pounds by the latter site. This leaves Coach Sarkisian with three offensive line commitments for the 2013 class: Andrew Kirkland from Portland, Oregon, Sean Harlow of San Clemente, California, and Dane Crane from Rancho Santa Margarita, California. All three of those recruits are also currently rated three stars by both Rivals and Scout.
This sort of recruit flipping is extremely common these days, with former Washington verbal commit and current UCLA wide receiver Jordan Payton waiting until National Signing Day in January to make the same switch as Poasi Moala has just made.
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