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National signing day: UCLA gets Times player of year Jaleel Wadood

National signing day: UCLA gets Times player of year Jaleel Wadood
St. John Bosco's Jaleel Wadood runs into the end zone against De La Salle on Dec. 21. (Ringo H.W. Chiu / Associated Press)

Jaleel Wadood, a cornerback from Bellflower St. John Bosco High, signed a national letter of intent Wednesday with UCLA.

Wadood, who is 5 foot 11, 165 pounds, was the Los Angeles Times player of the year. Besides playing defense, he had 78 receptions and scored 21 touchdowns.

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Wadood originally committed to California. USC, Oregon and Nebraska were among the schools that offered him a scholarship.

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