UCLA and Washington were the top two schools for Kenneth Clark and coming back on the airplane from an unofficial visit to Seattle this past weekend the Rialto (Calif.) Wilmer Carter defensive tackle came to a realization.
Staying closer to home was what Clark wanted to do.
On Monday, the 6-foot-2, 275-pound three-star defensive tackle committed to the Bruins over offers from Washington, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Nebraska, Washington State and many other programs.
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The three-star said he's thrilled with his decision.
"I am committed," Clark said.
"I just visited Washington and I just love UCLA. Whenever I went up to Washington when I was coming back on the plane I was just thinking and Washington and UCLA were my top two picks and those were the top two colleges either way.
"I felt like I love UCLA. Washington is great too but I love UCLA."
The UCLA coaching staff played a big factor in the decision for Clark, rated as the No. 25 defensive tackle in the 2013 class and No. 48 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
Through his recruitment, the Inland Empire standout developed good relationships with many of the new coaches and that undoubtedly played a factor in his decision-making process.
"The coaches up there are great," Clark said. "(Demetrice) Martin, coach Angus (McClure), coach (Jim) Mora and coach (Lou) Spanos, they're all great coaches and I get along with all of them."