UCLA’s national signing day started with two players Wednesday morning, one who will make an immediate impact and another who could figure prominently.
Sean Covington, a punter from St. Petersburg High School, and Caleb Benenoch, an offensive lineman from Katy (Tex.) Seven Lakes, have signed their letters of intent.
Covington is expected to lessen the blow of losing Jeff Locke, arguably the top punter in UCLA history. Covington is ranked third at his position by Scout.com and 12th by Rivals.com.
Benenoch has the size -- 6-foot-5, 321 pounds -- and could figure in the offensive line for the 2013 season.
Eldridge Massington, a receiver from Mesquite (Tex.) West High School, is already enrolled at UCLA.