Shareef O’Neal decommitted from Arizona on Saturday, one day after news leaked that the Wildcats coach was reportedly caught on FBI wiretaps discussing a $100,000 payment to prized recruit Deandre Ayton with Christian Dawkins, a runner for ASM Sports agent Andy Miller.
261.9k Likes, 5,264 Comments – Shareef O’Neal (@shareefoneal) on Instagram: “HEADING TO UCLA I know my mom is glad I’m staying home LOL”
O’Neal, a 6-foot-9 power forward from the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, announced on Tuesday that he’ll now be attending UCLA, bolstering the Bruins recruiting class, which was already considered among the tops in the country.
UCLA has already signed New York City’s five-star center Moses Brown and ESPN 100 prospects Jules Bernard, David Singleton III and Tyger Campbell, as well as highly regarded big man Kenny Nwuba. The Bruins are the first school in the country to land five ESPN 100 prospects in the 2018 class.