UCLA’s search for a new athletic director is centering on Boston College’s Martin Jarmond after another finalist, Nevada Las Vegas’ Desiree Reed-Francois, withdrew from consideration Friday.


While the Bruins were believed to be in negotiations with Jarmond over a possible deal, Yahoo Sports reported that Boston College was making a bid to keep its athletic director, who has not been on the job for three full years.


Should the Bruins agree to a deal with Jarmond, 40, as the replacement for Dan Guerrero, he would become the school’s first black athletic director in its 101-year history after previously becoming the youngest athletic director in the Power Five conferences.


Jarmond assumed the Boston College job in June 2017 at age 37 after 15 years as an administrator in the Big Ten, where he worked at Ohio State and Michigan State and developed a reputation as an adept fundraiser.


Jarmond arrived at OSU in 2009 and was the lead administrator for football and men’s basketball.