Dwight Williams went to the UCLA-Nebraska game, sat in the student section and had a great time.
The Bruins' win over the Huskers was a great recruiting tool for UCLA in its pursuit of the 2014 linebacker from Gardena (Calif.) Serra and the atmosphere at the Rose Bowl was important as well.
"It was live the whole game," Williams said. "At USC it dies down a little bit because they're blowouts. This time it stayed live the whole time because it was a close game. I sat in the student section and it was great.
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"It seemed like the defense held them a lot. I have to give it to the defense but then I talked to coach (Jeff) Ulbrich at the end of the game and he didn't really like how they played too much. I thought they played pretty well on defense but I guess he didn't think so.
"They're way more intense this season plus I like the scheme. They use their personnel well."
UCLA, Colorado and Oregon State have already offered Williams, who looked good this summer at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge and he's leading a strong Serra defense this season.
The Bruins have been involved since the beginning and Williams said he's definitely giving them a serious look as his recruitment continues.
"The new coaching staff is good and they do treat me like family up there," Williams said. "That is an influence but I'm not too worried about it yet. It is going to have some impact though."
More programs are also taking notice. Williams is hearing from new teams regularly and he said Mississippi State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Boise State are some of the latest to show interest.