UCLA Star Recruit Arrested in Texas


KEMP, TEXAS—Soso Jamabo, the crown jewel of UCLA football’s 2015 recruiting class, was arrested Saturday night on charges of evading arrest, minor consumption of alcohol, minor possession of alcohol, speeding, driving without possessing a driver’s license, and disregarding a stop sign.

The Plano West football star was arrested after he allegedly ran through a stop sign and pulled onto Texas State Highway 274 in an attempt to evade police. Swerving and speeding through lanes, Kemp police say the occupants of the truck were also hurling trash from the vehicle’s windows.

UCLA Star recruit Soso Jamabo was arrested on charges of evading arrest after attending his senior prom Saturday night.

After a brief chase, the running back pulled-over the vehicle and cooperated with law enforcement. Jamabo was subsequently booked at Kaufman County jail and posted $7,500 bond Sunday afternoon.

The other occupants of the truck, a 19-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were detained by authorities and written citations for minor possession of alcohol and minor consumption of alcohol.

Because alcohol was discovered in the vehicle, there was a suspicion that Jamabo himself was under the influence of alcohol, however, he was not breathalyzed at the scene in a decision that Kemp Cheif of Police Robert Walker stated will be explained in a pending police report.