Saint Louis receiver Matt Sykes ended his college recruitment on Thursday announcing his commitment to play football at UCLA.
— Matt Sykes (@MattSykes17) June 27, 2019
The 6-foot-4, 208-pound senior chose the Bruins out of an offer sheet that included Brigham Young, California, Fresno State, Hawaii, Kansas State, Navy, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin.
Sykes has had limited playing time at Saint Louis over the past two seasons due to injuries. He broke his thumb as a sophomore and missed most of the season and then broke his leg during the summer before his junior season and came back to play in six games as a reserve.
He is the seventh Crusader to commit to a Division I program and fifth with a Power Five school. The Bruins became the sixth different team in the Pac-12 to receive a commitment from at least one prospect from Hawaii in the class of 2020.
Sykes is rated as a three-star receiver and the fourth-best senior prospect from the state of Hawaii by 247Sports. He is the 18th prospect overall from Hawaii to commit to a D-I school.
UCLA was the only Pac-12 school last season not to have a Hawaii high school graduate on its football roster, but signed incoming freshman Duke Clemens from Punahou in its 2019 recruiting class.