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Freshman Jaleel Wadood sees plenty of action with UCLA football
Freshman Jaleel Wadood sees plenty of action with UCLA football

Jaleel Wadood types may become a rarity around UCLA. The Bruins' rise from mediocrity has been rooted in three quality recruiting classes under third-year Coach Jim Mora. Plenty of freshmen immediately saw significant game action. Wadood, a freshman safety, did exactly that this season. A year ago, he was helping Bellflower St. John Bosco win a state championship. In September, he was in the starting lineup when the Bruins played Texas. "After that first start, I felt like I was ready," Wadood said. "Playing became kind of natural to me again. Those jitters were gone." Wadood has played in all 12 of UCLA's games, starting seven. His path will be...

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