UW-UCLA recruiting rivalry heats up
October, 3, 2012
By Mason Kelley | ESPN Insider
Icon SMI, AP PhotoUCLA coach Jim Mora Jr. and Washington's Steve Sarkisian are locked in fierce recruiting battles for elite talent.SEATTLE -- Jermaine Kelly stood on the sideline with a broad smile across his face and a purple-and-white Washington scarf wrapped around his neck.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback (Los Angeles/Salesian) soaked up the scene as Washington and Stanford prepared to play in a nationally televised matchup at CenturyLink Field last week.
He was on an official visit, enjoying the moment. He was flanked by two high-profile prospects -- USC cornerback commit Chris Hawkins (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) and uncommitted cornerback Johnny Johnson Jr. (Fresno, Calif./Central East).