Inglewood running back Tomarion Harden announced his verbal commitment to the UCLA football program on Monday afternoon on Twitter.
Harden became the first running back to commit to UCLA’s 2022 recruiting class, after working out with the Bruins’ coaching staff.
“Chip Kelly offered me after our workout and I literally committed on the spot,” Harden told 247sports’ Greg Biggins. “I already had my mind made up before we even got to campus that if they offered, I was going to jump on it and that’s exactly what I did.”
With Harden’s pledge, the Bruins are ranked 24th in the 247sports’ national rankings and third among Pac-12 programs.
Harden’s Twitter bio has him listed at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, which is bigger than UCLA’s current running back duo of Brittain Brown (6-1, 210) and Zach Charbonnet (6-1, 220) were listed at for the 2020 season.
Harden, a three-star prospect, holds offers from USC, Utah, Mississippi and Michigan State among others.
Harden’s Inglewood teammate and quarterback Justyn Martin also participated in a workout for the Bruins on Monday.
Unlike Harden, Martin didn’t move as quickly to accept the Bruins’ offer. The four-star quarterback prospect, rated by 247sports, committed to Cal on Jan. 18th and will take an official visit on Friday.
He holds offers from Michigan, Mississippi and six other Pac-12 programs, including USC.
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