S Hatari Byrd, courtesy of ESPN
As a secondary coach with over a decade of NFL experience, head coach Jim L. Mora is well versed in the arts of defensive backs.
With that in mind, there's no secret that the staff will be using that angle when recruiting defensive back prospects. And by what recruits are saying, the interest is mutual.
Aside from the commitment of Kelly, UCLA is hoping to bring in up to five defensive backs in this current class.
Right now, the top targets at the position are seemingly Hatari Byrd, Johnny Johnson, L.J. Moore, Tahaan Goodman, Tyler Foreman and Priest Willis.
Of the prospects listed above, the prevailing notion is that Byrd might be the closest to choosing the Bruins.
Interestingly enough, the trio of Byrd, Johnson and Moore are all high school teammates. Goodman and Willis are best friends, and vow to play with one another in college.
Foreman attends Crespi Carmelite High School, which has produced current Bruins Devin Lucien and Kevin Prince.
With the uncanny amount of connections between the six targets, it's viable to assume that UCLA should land multiple of the aforementioned prospects.