Russell Ude came to work out at UCLA, check out the campus and get a much better idea what he would be in for if he chose the Bruins.
The four-star defensive end definitely liked the experience at the UCLA Elite Camp earlier this week.
"It was all good," Ude said. "They just wanted to see me work out. It was a last-minute thing. I'm always ready so it was fine just being out here and getting coached by some of the players and Datone Jones.
"It was really cool working hands-on with him, same with Owa (Odighizuwa), and coach Angus (McClure) has coached a lot of guys who have achieved what I'm trying to achieve."
UCLA is one of the frontrunners for the Atlanta (Ga.) Westminster defensive end. At the time of the interview, Ude said he had not seen much of town yet but he was definitely impressed with the UCLA campus and working with the coaching staff.
"It was what I expected," Ude said. "It was really nice. I haven't seen too much of Westwood but I'll see more of it so it will be nice."
After the UCLA camp, the four-star defensive end was expected to work out across town at USC. Although the Trojans have not been too involved in his recruitment, Ude said he wanted to compete and see how things go.
"I'm just going to try to figure out everything," Ude said.
"I'm just waiting it out and seeing the whole process with (UCLA) and USC. I'm trying to get an offer. They have some guys and I know I'm not a major priority for (USC) but I don't care. I want to work out and get the offer."
The Atlanta Westminster standout is spending some extra time on the West Coast. Ude has plans to fly to Northern California to visit Cal and Stanford before returning home.