Offensive lineman Toleafoa Auwae commits to UCLA's 2016 class

Toleafoa Auwae from Kapolei, Hawaii became the first offensive lineman to commit to UCLA's 2016 recruiting class Friday.

"I'd like to thank my family, especially my coaches, and I've decided to go to UCLA," Auwae said in a video posted to Twitter.


Auwae, 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds, is the second lineman from Hawaii to commit to the Bruins in the last two years. Bruins freshman Fred Ulu-Perry also is from Hawaii.

Auwae made an unofficial visit to UCLA last spring.

He chose the Bruins among Texas Tech, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Utah and Oregon State.

Here's a look at who else is committed to UCLA's 2016 class:

Player, position, high school

Matt Lynch, QB, Broomfield (Co.) Legacy

Dymond Lee, WR, West Hills Chaminade College Prep

Demetric Felton, WR, Temecula Great Oak

Toleafoa Auwa, OL, Kapolei, Hawaii

Jordan Wilson, TE, Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy

Jalen Starks, FB, Encino Crespi Carmelite

Oluwole Betiku, DL, Gardena Serra

Marcus Moore, DL, Encino Crespi Carmelite

Osa Odighizuwa, DL, Portland (Ore.) David Douglas


Breland Brandt, DL, Los Angeles Windward

Lokeni Toailoa, LB, Rialto Carter

Krys Barnes, LB, Bakersfield Liberty

Darian Owens, CB, Fresno Clovis West

Bailey Raborn, P, Lafayette (La.) St. Thomas More

J.J. Molson, K, Sainte Anne de Bellevue (Quebec) John Abbott College

Johnny Den Bleyker, LS, Hayward Moreau Catholic