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Judge impressed with home opener

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Cameron Judge is a local kid so he attended some of UCLA's preseason practices and has noticed significant differences in how the new coaching staff handles business.
Those changes have become evident to Judge, who committed to UCLA in June, and others as the Bruins are off to a 2-0 start with a big upset victory against then-No. 16 Nebraska last weekend at the Rose Bowl.
"They're doing a really good job over there just as I expected," Judge said. "It's even better than I expected. The whole program is looking great.
"I would say from being at the practices over the summer that there is a lot more discipline being instilled in the team."
Judge, a three-star linebacker from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, was one of many prospects at the UCLA-Nebraska game last weekend.
He saw a revitalized UCLA fan base, something that excites him especially because his commitment to the Bruins is firm.
It was a different atmosphere at the Rose Bowl and one Judge and many other prospects hope continues through this season and into their college careers.
"You could tell the fans were really supportive of the team especially because it was the first home game," Judge said.
"There were a bunch of people there. I think it was almost sold out if it wasn't sold out. It's definitely a solid fan base over there and I'm looking forward to playing in the Rose Bowl."
Judge is not looking at other visits, either.
Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, Duke, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon State, Purdue, San Diego State, Texas A&M, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington State have also offered but Judge said he's content with his UCLA commitment.
"As of now I don't see any other visits," Judge said. "I don't think I'm going to be taking any other visits."
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