"It's nice because it's really close and my family can see me whenever we want," said Griffin.
Griffin committed to the Bruins in the fall and had taken a couple of unofficial visits to UCLA, but the official visit went a long way.
"The trip went good and really, I'd been up to UCLA a lot already, so I already knew what to expect," said Griffin. "But this was confirmation that this was the right school for me."
Griffin was hosted by Kenny Orjioke and the two hit it off.
"Kenny Orjioke was my host and he was really cool," said Griffin. "I'll probably be playing behind him next year so he'd kind of like a mentor already. He was teaching me the scheme and the pass rushing technique."
Griffin also got to talk a lot with linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich and said he hopes that he's the next defensive coordinator with Lou Spanos leaving for the NFL.
"I talked with Coach Ulbrich, he's been the one recruiting me," said Griffin. "He's the most influential recruiter for me. I hope he's the one running the defense because he knows how to make the linebackers succeed more. Even with Coach Spanos leaving, it's not a big deal. I was going to the school for the school, not the coaches."
Griffin said he did a little recruiting of his own, working specifically on Kolton Miller.
"I was with Kolton last night and talking to him about committing," said Griffin. "We bonded pretty well."
"It's nice because we have the chance to succeed in our backyard," said Griffin.
Jim Mora has already had his in-home with Griffin, but he said that Ulbrich will be back again for another in-home before Signing Day.