The Pac-12 has a new recruiting king, while the Arizona schools live in the middle.
UCLA coach Jim Mora adjusted just fine to the college game a year ago, spinning a near top-10 class after only several weeks on the job.
He further flexed in this recruiting cycle, putting together the unanimous top group in the conference, dethroning the usual February champ, USC.
(On the right: Composite rankings from 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com.)
The Bruins had high quality across the boards; 17 of its 23 signees were rated at least a four-star recruit by Scout.com.
USC signed five five-star recruits — as many as the entire ACC — but late defections and NCAA sanctions kept the Trojans to a 12-player class. Quality over quantity, coach Lane Kiffin said. But quantity matters, too, in recruiting rankings, and USC’s rankings suffered.