Four-star QB hire Iamaleava devotes to UCLA

  • Adam Rittenberg, ESPN

    • Elder WriterMay 26, 2024, 09:07 AM ET Close College football reporter.
    • Joined in 2008.
    • Graduate of Northwestern University.Quarterback Madden Iamaleava,

an ESPN top-100 hire and the younger bro of projected Tennessee beginning quarterback Nico Iamaleava, committed to UCLA on Saturday night.Madden Iamaleava, ranked No. 83 among 2025 employees and No.

7 amongst prospects from California, is the first significant recruit for new UCLA coach DeShaun Foster. The four-star prospect published on social media Friday that Oregon had actually offered a scholarship, and he had actually received interest from Nebraska and other significant programs.The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Iamaleava passed for 3,626 lawns, 43 goals and four interceptions in

his first season as a starter for Warren High School in Downey, California, where he supported Nico in 2022. Editor’s Picks UCLA saw quarterback Dante Moore, ESPN’s No. 2 general recruit in 2023, transfer to Oregon in December after starting five games last fall. Veteran Ethan Garbers returns for this coming season, but the Bruins will have an opening when Iamaleava gets here in 2025. The Bruins also signed three-star quarterback hires Karson Gordon and Henry Hasselbeck in December and added Dermaricus Davis, a transfer from Washington,

earlier this month.Nico Iamaleava was ESPN’s No. 23 total hire in 2023 and had 314 passing backyards, two passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns in his freshman season with the Volunteers last season.

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