Intriguing top 5 QB recruit Dorian Thompson-Robinson commits to UCLA

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The four-star dual-threat QB holds offers from several top Power 5 programs despite never having started a game at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman.

Intriguing top 5 QB recruit Dorian Thompson-Robinson commits to UCLA

The four-star dual-threat QB holds offers from several top Power 5 programs despite never having started a game at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson, the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback of the Class of 2018, committed to UCLA on Sunday via a Twitter post that included pictures of past Bruins greats at the position.

Now it gets interesting.

Thompson-Robinson's commitment is interesting from a couple of viewpoints: First, UCLA could be looking for a starting quarterback in 2018 if incumbent Josh Rosen, a rising junior, has a big year in 2017 and opts to leave for the NFL. Second, and even more intriguing, as ESPN noted, "it's slightly premature to discuss Thompson-Robinson as a starting quarterback at UCLA, considering he hasn't yet started a game at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman," his high school.

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In fact, Thompson-Robinson — who caught more passes (22) than he completed (21) in his junior season — has attempted only 48 passes while stuck the past couple of seasons behind Ohio State early enrollee Tate Martell and will become the starter only this fall as a senior.

Still, Thompson-Robinson has shown enough to impress the top Power 5 programs and earn a composite four-star rating by 247Sports. He reportedly chose UCLA over Michigan but holds offers from, among others, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.

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