UCLA bolsters running attack in transfer portal

UCLA got a big boost via the transfer portal Wednesday, adding running back Carson Steele, who ranked No. 9 nationally in rushing yards this past season at Ball State.

Steele, who had 1,556 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns this season, announced the move Wednesday morning on social media. He had 2,447 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns, plus 323 receiving yards, in his first two seasons at Ball State.

UCLA needs to replace star RB Zach Charbonnet, who rushed for 2,496 yards and 27 touchdowns in two seasons with the Bruins.