UCLA Bruins Land 2025 Commit From Top Four-Star Safety, Beat USC And Ohio State

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The UCLA Bruins didn’t win many recruiting battles against premier programs in the final years under head coach Chip Kelly. That already seems to be changing under first-year coach DeShaun Foster, who picked up a massive commitment on Saturday.

UCLA’s 2025 recruiting class was already off to a strong start. A year removed from being ranked 44th in the 2024 class by 247 Sports and 69th by On3.com, the Bruins came into the weekend with a top-30 class of commitments. It became an even better group following the latest announcement.

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As first reported by Hayes Fawcett of On3.com, four-star safety Jadyn Hudson has committed to the Bruins 2025 recruiting class. The 6-foot-2 defensive back becomes the 11th commitment of this upcoming class, already tying the number from the 2024 recruiting cycle.

Not only did UCLA land one of the top safeties in the country and keep an in-state talent from leaving the region, but it also beat out the USC Trojans, Tennessee Volunteers, and Ohio State Buckeyes for Hudson. He also immediately becomes one of UCLA’s best commits in 2025.


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“I knew when I was on my official visit to UCLA on June 1 that I was going there. Talking to the coaches, spending time with the players and being around all of the people at UCLA, I knew that is where I wanted to go. Coach Foster is changing things. He is already making a big difference at UCLA. He cares about his players. Coach Foster came from a military background, so he is all about discipline and teaching.”

Jadyn Foster on committing to UCLA Bruins (H/T On3.com)

Let’s dive into our quick rundown of everything you need to know about the newest member of the Bruins’ 2025 recruiting haul thus far.

Background on UCLA Bruins commit Jadyn Hudson

Jadyn Hudson is a standout defender at Pittsburgh High School, less than 6 hours away from UCLA’s campus. The Bruins were considered favorites to land his commitment, even with offers from programs like USC, Ohio State, the Oregon Ducks, and Georgia Bulldogs.

  • Jalyn Hudson 247 Sports: Four-star safety, 29th recruit in California, 27th-ranked safety

Hudson will bring outstanding athleticism to the next level. He’s also a two-position star in Pittsburg, playing both safety and wide receiver. While he doesn’t necessarily have the skill set to play wideout at the next level, his ball skills and hands could make him a playmaking safety for the Bruins’ defense in future years.

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“A complete safety who shows plenty of range, high level ball skills, attacks the football in the air and high level football instincts. He’s a highly intelligent player, a vocal leader on the defense and always seems to be around the football. He can play in the box, is strong in run support and isn’t afraid to get downhill and lay the wood on an opposing ball carrier. He can play sideline to sideline and does a nice job getting off blocks and tackling in space. He’s a plus athlete who can run and has a nice physical edge to him. His athleticism pops on offense as well as he’s a gifted receiver who runs well after the catch.”

247 Sports Greg Biggins on UCLA Bruins commit Jadyn Hudson
  • Jadyn Hudson stats (MaxPreps): 32 receptions, 334 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns in 13 games. 40 solo tackles, 6 interceptions, 4 pass deflections, 1 fumble recovery.

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Foster received four stars as a recruit from Rivals.com, ESPN, and 247 Sports while On3.com lists him as a three-star recruit. Rivals is by far the highest on the new Bruins’ commit, rating him as the 104th-best player in the 2025 class and the 12th-best safety. ESPN ranks him 220th overall and the 15th-best safety, while On3.com evaluates him as the 31st-best player at his position.

Following Hudson’s commitment, UCLA moved up to 25th nationally and 8th in the Big Ten Conference in On3’s 2025 team recruiting rankings and it ranks 27th nationally in 247Sports’ 2025 team rankings.

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