Mick Cronin lands a massive commitment for his recruiting class. Five star Peyton Watson has committed to UCLA. He chose the Bruins over Arizona, Washington, Kentucky, and others. Watson is a member of the 2021 class. This is UCLA’s second commitment for their class.
Peyton Watson is a 6’7 small forward from Long Beach, California. His long arms make him a very strong defender. He rebounds good for his size and his offense is growing. UCLA has been the major favorite in his recruitment for a while. Many believed he would stay either in California or attend a school on the west coast for college. Kentucky and Michigan were possibly contenders if he chose to leave the west coast. UCLA had the most buzz out of any school recruiting Watson. Days before his commitment nothing changed. Today he committed to UCLA and became a Bruin.
Payton Watson will be a major piece in this UCLA recruiting class. He will join four star Will McClendon in UCLA 2021 recruiting class. I expect UCLA to land at least one more commitment to round out this recruiting class. UCLA is a rising team in the PAC-12. Mick Cronin has shown he can recruit at high level at UCLA. Before the G League came in to play, He had five star point guard Daishen Nix committed to the Bruins. UCLA will be a top team in the PAC-12 this season and years to come.