What it takes to be UCLA’s next big recruiting star

With the Bruins set to open up its first season in the Big East Conference in 2019, the recruiting trail is not without obstacles.The Bruins have an opportunity to build on a promising recruiting class, but the obstacles can be more daunting than the talent, said L.J. Sturgess, the former president of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee.Sturgess' comments come as the NCAA has been...

Navy recruiters say they’re working to recruit more women

A US Navy recruiter says the number of women in its ranks has increased since the start of the decade, and that recruiting a new generation of women will be a priority for the service."We're definitely seeing an increase in the number, but we don't yet have a specific number yet," said Heather Smith, the recruiter for the US Navy Recruiting Command."In fact, I think we're at over 500 now.So,...

UCLA recruiting: Tarheel recruits new players

UCLA has joined the ranks of California teams that have taken in former Tarheels quarterback Tarheesh Johnson, the school announced Tuesday.Johnson, a junior from the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance, was one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite, which ranks college football's best players.He has made six trips to the NFL Draft, and will likely be...

Kentucky recruiting: Miami commits for 7-footer, forward

Miami has committed to recruit 7-year-old Isaiah Jackson for the 2019 recruiting class.According to a source close to Jackson, the 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward will join the Hurricanes at a recruiting day in June.Jackson, who grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, has been working hard to get to Miami and will now get to visit the Hurricanes campus.He joins a group of five high schoolers currently...