St. John Bosco’s Stephan Blaylock signs with UCLA football
A visit to Washington intrigued Stephan Blaylock, but it wasn’t enough to sway the safety from St. John Bosco, as the four-star prospect signed his National Letter of Intent to play at UCLA late Wednesday night.
He was a longtime UCLA commit, lending his verbal pledge in May, then seemed to waver slightly during the coaching change that cost defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin his job. Blaylock visited Washington earlier this month, then followed it with a visit to Westwood the next week.
The Bruins signed five talented cornerbacks last year, but went without a single safety in the group, which makes Blaylock a valuable addition to the program. He is the only safety for this class so far.
He will replace another Bosco safety, Jaleel Wadood, who will graduate this year. In October, Blaylock said Wadood set an important example for him during the recruiting process.
“I’m trying to do it how Jaleel did when he came up there,” Blaylock said. “Rebuild this and bring it back to what it should be.”