UCLA secures its 2023 quarterback with pledge from rising 3-star
Once the offer came, things moved quickly between Miramonte quarterback Nate Duncan and UCLA. And, on Tuesday, the Bruins landed their 2023 quarterback.
Duncan, a 3-star from Miramonte (Calif.), announced on social media that he has committed to the Bruins. He announced a scholarship offer last Friday, but UCLA had been in on the fast-rising NorCal quarterback for a while.
Committed! Thank you to everyone who helped and supported me along the way. Go Bruins! @UCLAFootball @itsGundy @KTPrepElite @MATS_Football @_RossBowers @ttherzog @BrandonHuffman @westcoastpreps_ pic.twitter.com/e2tmqZ2ufG
— Luke Duncan (@lukeduncanQB) June 22, 2022
According to Bruin Report Online, Duncan took a visit to the UCLA campus on Tuesday, his second visit in a month’s time, and that sealed the deal.
The 6-foot-5 Duncan is a pro-style quarterback prospect. He’s rated as a 3-star in the industry-generated 247 Composite, but he only recently received a composite grade. The in-house evaluators at 247Sports have been high on Duncan for a bit, labeling him the 25th-best quarterback in the 2023 cycle.
As a junior, he threw for 2,949 yards and 30 touchdowns for Miramonte, completing 57% of his throws.
National analyst Greg Biggins wrote this on his game after watching him throw at the Elite 11 camp in Las Vegas:
“Duncan has been one of the standouts on the 7v7 circuit this off-season and there’s a lot to like there. The theme for Duncan is consistency. He had some great throws where you saw the natural arm talent and he looks like one of the top pocket passers the region. We want to see him continue to improve mobility and his ability to make throws outside the pocket but there’s some definite upside with him for sure.”
He’s the fifth known commitment for the Bruins so far this cycle, joining running back Roderick Robinson II, linebacker Tre Edwards, wideout Grant Gray, and safety Ty Lee.
You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: