Demorea Stringfellow was one of the highest-profile prospects at the UCLA-Nebraska game last weekend and like many recruits in attendance the Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde standout noticed lots of differences in the Bruins.
What's interesting is that Stringfellow is committed to Washington and said his pledge is firm but UCLA definitely impressed him as his recruitment continues.
Stringfellow, rated as the fifth-best wide receiver and No. 52 in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, was there along with fellow Washington commit and Rancho Verde teammate Poasi Moala.
"I got a chance to get down there with some teammates," Stringfellow said.
"It was a pretty good atmosphere. When we got there they were pumped up and they got us pumped up. They started the game off pretty good and they came out with the win so it was a really good game.
"They definitely changed things around a lot. They're definitely coming back and they're way better than they were last year but my mindset is still on Washington."
The four-star standout is still considering some official visits. Trips to Arizona State and Ohio State could definitely happen and one to Washington is fully expected. His two others are undecided but UCLA could be making a move. Stringfellow said he's still not sure of his full visit schedule.
"I could take a visit there," Stringfellow said of UCLA. "I still haven't made my mind up where I'm going to visit. I'm going to take visits. I just don't know where yet."
Stringfellow, who looked good at multiple events this summer, has definitely taken notice to significant changes to the UCLA program since coach Jim Mora and his staff have taken over.
Some major impressions have been made but it's still undetermined whether it will be enough to flip California's top wide receiver by Rivals.com.
"They are more aggressive," Stringfellow said.
"They have a spread offense and they throw the ball more. The defense is a lot more physical than they were last year. They're more active and those new coaches came in and changed things around."