UCLA lands transfer portal commitment from former FCS defensive end Jack Heimlicher

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UCLA has landed one of the top transfer portal prospects in former Penn defensive end Jack Heimlicher, who announced his commitment Tuesday night on social media. A two-year starter, he earned an All-Ivy League honorable mention award in 2021 before leading the conference in sacks in 2022.

“I could not be more excited to commit to Coach Kellt and Coach Malloe to attend UCLA and continue this journey as a Bruin,” he posted.

Jack Heimlicher finished the 2022 season with 47 tackles and nine sacks, adding his first career interception and a forced fumble as well. Over 31 career games, the versatile edge rusher recorded 112 tackles and 17.5 sacks at the FCS level.

A Colorado native, Heimlicher attended Regis Jesuit high school before joining Penn as a member of the 2018 class.