UCLA Losing Another Defensive Back, This Time a Four Star Guy

The UCLA Bruins have not had a good week so far. Last week, the Bruins lost Jalen Ortiz, a cornerback, when he announced that he would be transferring out of the program. The UCLA baseball team, which was the number one overall seed and the defending national champions, was eliminated from the NCAA playoffs last night.

Now, the Bruins football team has lost another defensive back to transfer.

According to College Football Talk, four-star safety Priest Willis told Bruin Source Online that he would be leaving the program and school at the end of the current academic quarter. He gave no reason for the transfer, but it is rumored that he would be landing at North Carolina.

Willis was a part of the Bruins’ 2013 recruiting class and number six rated safety in the country and the number one player overall in the the state of Arizona. He, along with fellow defensive back Tahaan Goodman, was the highest rated recruit for the Bruins in 2013.

Admissions issues hindered Willis’s season just a bit, but he still played in nine game in 2014. After sitting out the 2015 season, Willis will come in to whatever program he ends up at and will provide a big help to the secondary.

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Mean Green losing QB to Transfer
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