Ever since Jermaine Kelly first visited Washington for summer camp, the Los Angeles Salesian four-star cornerback was genuinely interested in the Huskies.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound recruit had been committed to UCLA earlier in his recruitment but opened it up recently and it became clear Washington had emerged as one of his favorites.
Kelly made it official on Monday when he committed to Washington and said he's wrapped up with recruiting.
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"I always had love for Washington ever since I got up there for the camp, got to see the campus and when I got the offer and I took my visit I always loved it up there," Kelly said. "I felt like that's where I needed to be.
"It was the atmosphere mainly for me. It's so electric and you make plays on that field and it's a crazy environment to play in. I know with that new stadium it's going to be even crazier."
One of the biggest factors for Kelly was Washington defensive backs coach Keith Heyward. The two have developed a strong bond and Kelly said his relationship with Heyward made picking the Huskies even easier.
"I love how coach Heyward coaches," Kelly said. "He's a great dude and I can't wait to play for him."
Kelly, who can also play wide receiver, is expected to play cornerback for the Huskies. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 21 cornerback and the No. 225 prospect in the 2013 recruiting class.
Washington is on a roll adding another four-star after picking up a commitment from defensive end Joe Mathis at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last week.