Kenneth Clark could not make it to UCLA's big victory against Arizona last weekend but the four-star defensive tackle from Rialto (Calif.) Wilmer Carter said he heard what happened and he's thrilled with how the Bruins are playing.
Clark, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound recruit, has been committed to UCLA since July and said even though some other Pac-12 programs are recruiting him he's not interested.
"I wasn't there but I heard what happened," Clark said. "I had my homecoming game but I know the defense played lights out.
"It makes it even better for me. It makes me want to stay there even more and I know the case once I get there. Hopefully, I can make the defense better and I can be able to play and we can be an even better team. I just like it there. It's really good to see what's going on there. It looks really good."
The Wilmer Carter standout has not been seen on the UCLA sidelines since earlier this season but that should be no cause for concern for Bruins' fans.
Clark said it's been a busy season for him but he intends to make stops at the last two home games against USC and Stanford.
One thing that especially appeals to the Inland Empire star is the new coaching staff and the job they're doing this season.
"At the beginning of the season I was there a lot when they played Nebraska and some other games," Clark said. "I just haven't been there recently because of the season. I'll for sure be at the USC game and the Stanford game. I'm taking my official in January.
"They're doing a great job down there. They've been really hard on them. They're not going to be soft any more. They've been fighting it out and they changed the atmosphere around there. That's been good."
Cal and Washington continue to recruit Clark, rated as the No. 24 defensive tackle in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, but the four-star doesn't seem interested.
"They've been recruiting me but I'm locked in with UCLA," Clark said.