WESTWOOD—One of the the Crown Jewels of UCLA football’s 2015 recruiting class has officially arrived on the school’s campus and enrolled in classes.
Soso Jamabo’s future was thrown into question in April following an arrest in which he was charged with evading arrest, minor consumption of alcohol, minor possession of alcohol, speeding, driving without possessing a driver’s license, and disregarding a stop sign.
On his prom night, the Plano West football star allegedly ran through a stop sign and pulled onto Texas State Highway 274 in an attempt to evade police.
Swerving and speeding through lanes, Kemp police stated the occupants of the truck were also hurling trash from the windows.
After a brief chase, the running back pulled-over the vehicle and cooperated with law enforcement. Jamabo was subsequently booked at Kaufman County jail and posted $7,500 bond.
However, the star tailback was never indicted on criminal charges, paving the way for his arrival in Westwood and offering a silver lining in an otherwise tumultuous offseason.
In spite of a fantastic recruiting season, the program has been plagued by a number of unsavory storylines, which include the departure of defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich, the bizarre de-commitment of recruit Roquan Smith, the suspension of offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, and most recently, the arrest of rap icon Sean “Diddy” Combs following an altercation with strength and conditioning coach Sal Alossi.
For his part, Klemm, suspended for NCAA violations, has returned to coaching a unit that will be responsible for opening running lanes for Jambao and the team’s deep stable of tailbacks.