Fresno State center Bula Schmidt commits to UCF

UCF picked up much-needed experience at center on Sunday as Fresno State’s Bula Schmidt committed following the conclusion of his official visit.

Center became UCF’s top recruiting priority after starter Matt Lee transferred to Miami.

Schmidt, a native of Wahiawa, Hawaii who attended O’Dea High School in Seattle, is expected to enroll at UCF this week.

A regular contributor since his freshman year in 2019, Schmidt was elevated to full-time starter for the past two seasons. In 2022, he earned a spot on the All-Mountain West Second Team while helping his team win a conference championship. Fresno State boasted the league’s No. 1 ranked offense (402.6 yards per game).

Since enter the NCAA Transfer Portal on Jan. 4, Schmidt announced offers from Nevada, Eastern Kentucky, Northern Arizona, North Texas and Florida A&M.

Schmidt has one year of eligibility remaining.

Here’s a look at UCF’s current commit list, which stands at 25 between high school/junior college players and transfers.

High School/JUCO (14):

DE Kaven Call

LB Troy Ford Jr

QB Dylan Rizk

K Grant Reddick

DT John Walker

DB Braden Marshall

OL Johnathan Cline

TE Randy Pittman

DB Jason Duclona

WR Tyree Patterson

DB Ja’Maric Morris

DL Andrew Rumph

OL Keyon Cox

EN Isaiah Nixon

Transfers (11):

QB Timmy McClain (South Florida)

LS Gage King (Arizona State)

DB Fred Davis (Clemson)

DB DeJordan Mask (Texas State)

WR Chauncey Magwood (Kentucky)

OL Marcellus Marshall (Kent State)

OL Amari Kight (Alabama)

DB Brian George (Texas A&M)

WR Trent Whittemore (Florida)

DB Jireh Wilson (ECU)

OL Bula Schmidt (Fresno State)

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