UCLA commit to check out Washington

There aren't too many athletes in the West more dynamic on both sides of the ball than Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian athlete Jermaine Kelly. The UCLA commit will take an official visit to another Pac 12 school this week.

Jermaine Kelly is a two-way standout and could play cornerback or receiver at the next level. He had a big summer and picked up scholarship offers from UCLA and Washington following both schools summer camps.

After narrowing his choices to the two Pac 12 schools, Kelly decided to commit to the Bruins. Although saying his commitment is solid, the athlete will take an official visit this week.

"I'm actually leaving today for a mid week visit to Washington," Kelly said. "They play Stanford on Thursday and we have a bye this week so it worked out well. UCLA knows about the visit, they're OK with it and I told them my commitment is still very solid.

"I just wanted to check out Washington on a game weekend and see what it was like. I want to see the game atmosphere and how they prepare the team before a game, things like that. I camped there in the summer and really liked it and even after I committed, they still wanted me to visit so I decided to take one."

Husky DB coach Keith Heyward visited Salesian last week and is the point person on Kelly's recruitment. Kelly said as of now, he didn't have plans for any other official visits except one to UCLA later in the year.

"I've been to all the UCLA games this year and I can't wait to get there," Kelly said. "I talk to all the coaches, especially Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and we have a real good relationship. UCLA is a different team now, you can see it on the field and I'm looking forward to being a part of the program."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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