Cameron Judge said this past weekend at a passing tournament that he was ready to make his decision and announce it on Monday but wouldn't give any hints which way he was leaning.
Only a few days later, the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian linebacker publicized his decision and UCLA has landed his pledge.
"I like where they're headed with the program for next year," Judge said. "Also the education there is great and I know if football doesn't work out for me I'll still have a degree.
"All the coaches are really good guys. They're all really personable and there is a great feel among all of them."
The UCLA program played a big factor in Judge's decision-making process and so did former Oaks Christian teammate Jordan Payton, who signed with UCLA after a topsy-turvy recruitment of his own last recruiting cycle.
Judge, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound three-star outside linebacker, said Payton regularly talked up the Bruins and it did have some significance as he looked at things.
"It was basically like spending all day with another recruiter," Judge said. "He was always telling me the upside so it helped a lot."
Arizona was also highly considered by Judge, who finished with 112 tackles in his junior season. Arizona State, Boise State, Utah and others were also involved.
Judge said his pledge is firm but there could be a chance he takes other visits. More than likely, though, the Oaks Christian standout has wrapped up his recruitment.
"There is a chance I might take visits but it's a pretty solid commitment on my part," Judge said.