Hell, if I were on a two-deep "death chart" I'd transfer too.
As speculated, defensive lineman Jay Toia has committed to UCLA.
The former four-star commit, who had transferred from USC after the Trojans' spring practice, has given his pledge to the Bruins.
UCLA had been in the mix for Toia during his recruiting process but missed out as he committed to USC. Toia, who was the third-highest ranked recruit in USC's 2021 recruiting class, enrolled early and found himself among the 2-deep death chart among the Trojan's defensive front.
Unfortunately for USC, Toia found himself in a different situation after spring. According to his Instagram post announcing transfer, the 6-2, 315 defenseman stated, "The 2020 pandemic was tragic to so many that lost so much. For me and especially my parents we felt forced to make a major decision signing with USC based on limited information because of COVID-19 restrictions. We were not able to take any official of unofficial visits to any of the other schools on our short list such as Michigan, Utah, UCLA, Miami among others."
After an official visit to UCLA, which was followed up by a list to Michigan, Toia has decided to make Westwood his collegiate home.