Some people sitting around Jermaine Kelly at the UCLA-Nebraska game were predicting a blowout win for the Huskers.
But the Los Angeles Salesian three-star wide receiver knew better because he's committed to the Bruins and knows the players have bought in to the new UCLA coaching staff.
UCLA won the game and impressed a lot of prospects along the way. Kelly, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound recruit who could also play defensive back, was definitely happy with how the night ended up.
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"It was a great atmosphere and they came down with the win so everybody was excited for them and excited for the team," Kelly said.
"It was actually crazy because everybody around me expected a blowout. I've been hearing about UCLA and how they've been playing so it was crazy to see."
Kelly has noticed a different team since the new coaching staff took over. They're more aggressive, physical and tough. It's one of the big reasons why after the Bruins offered the local prospect committed right away.
"It's definitely a different group," Kelly said. "They bought in to what (coach Jim Mora) says and they believe they can beat anybody. It could be a great season for them.
"I already knew this was going to happen so that's why I committed. I talked a lot with the coaching staff and they're excited to have me. They want me to stay healthy for the season and then come in."
Kelly likes UCLA a lot and it could be tough to flip his commitment but many teams are trying.
The Los Angeles Salesian standout said he's planning to take an official visit to Washington and possibly Arizona State. After the win over Nebraska, though, his commitment to the Bruins has never been stronger.