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2018 QB names UCLA leader after Jedd Fisch hire

Jedd Fisch’s departure is already having a huge impact on the recruiting trail.

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Class of 2018 four-star quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson told Maize n Brew that it will be “very hard” for other programs to beat out UCLA in his recruitment, especially after the Bruins hired Jedd Fisch as the schools next offensive coordinator.

“That’s a huge get,” he said, regarding UCLA hiring Fisch. “It’s going to be tough for schools to beat out UCLA for me making my decision.”

Fisch was the passing coordinator for the Wolverines from 2015 to 2017. On Monday, he agreed to become the newest member of UCLA. Thompson-Robinson and his mother had a close relationship with Fisch at Michigan.

“I talked to him and coach Jim Harbaugh the most,” the quarterback said.

Thompson-Robinson has been Michigan’s top quarterback target in the 2018 class. From Bishop Gorman High School (NV), he backed up Ohio State commit Tate Martell in the 2016 season, but will get his chance to shine under center in 2017.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound dual-threat quarterback is ranked No. 52 in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports. He is the fourth-best at his position and the No. 2 ranked player in the state of Nevada.

Thompson-Robinson completed 21-of-31 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns in the 2016 season for Bishop Gorman. He ran the ball 22 times for 171 yards and six touchdowns, while adding 22 receptions for 397 yards and eight scores.