Dwight Williams left the USC-UCLA game early on Saturday at the Rose Bowl not because he was disinterested but because he didn't want to get soaked.
"I left at halftime before it started raining," Williams said.
The Gardena (Calif.) Serra 2014 linebacker had seen enough anyway as the Bruins jumped out to an early lead, won the game and definitely impressed one of Southern California's top young players.
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Williams, who already has offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Oregon State and UCLA, had another good trip to see the Bruins and they're seriously involved in his recruitment.
"It was pretty exciting," Williams said. "USC came out slow. UCLA took advantage and did all the right things and everything was going their way.
"That was a solid win. The coaching staff definitely does their job over there under coach (Jim) Mora. I know coach (Jeff) Ulbrich, I talk to him a lot, and coach (Adrian) Klemm, those guys really do their homework and they do a lot of studying of the game and they really know their stuff."
Williams has seen real changes at UCLA in the last couple years. When he stopped by a practice last season, the Gardena Serra standout noticed certain things that were red flags and now that has all been fixed.
That could be a big factor for Williams as his recruitment continues.
"It's definitely changed around," Williams said. "Even in the summer when I was up there watching practice when I was a sophomore there were a lot of guys hurt and everything. It really showed they're up a notch and the coaching staff really has those guys working.
"I thought they were going to win anyway. I knew they were going to pull it out."