The thing that stood out most to Kenneth Clark was how UCLA played, the intensity and toughness from every player and the Rialto (Calif.) Wilmer Carter defensive tackle is excited about his future there.
The 6-foot-2, 275-pound four-star prospect was at the game, soaked in the atmosphere and loved every minute.
"It was really exciting," said Clark, who committed the Bruins in early July. "The crowd was very loud. That was my first time at a real college game so it was crazy. It was really exciting up there.
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"It was really tight the whole night because it was such a close game. It was really exciting just being there and it just had me on the edge of my seat.
"It was a big win for them. It made me even more confident in them and they're looking to get better. They're definitely getting better and they're playing really hard."
Clark, who moved to four-star status in the last round of Rivals.com rankings, said there is a different mentality at UCLA this season with its new coaching staff.
It's something he recognized from the first time meeting with the new coaches and something he appreciates.
"They don't want to be labeled soft," Clark said. "They don't want to take a backseat anymore and you can definitely see that.
"It makes my commitment stronger because I see they're playing really hard. It wouldn't have mattered if they lost that game but I can see they're playing really hard and it makes my stand even stronger."
Rated as the No. 24 defensive tackle in the 2013 class, Clark had considered other official visits but said after seeing UCLA so far this season he isn't really thinking about it now.
"I'm kind of locked in," Clark said.