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.
University of California, Los Angeles.— DTR (@DoriansTweets) April 24, 2017
I'm your Quarterback.
S 1 R O M 8 R I U N. 110% pic.twitter.com/8ryfX7oesz
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.
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.