Newly-minted UCLA head football coach Chip Kelly is not wasting any time with his new gig. On Sunday he visited with five-star defensive back recruit Brendan Radley-Hiles.
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The 5-10, 183-pound Radley-Hiles is a senior at nationally-ranked IMG Academy in Florida, and is ranked by 247 sports as the seventh-best player at his position, and 49th-best player nationally overall.
His official visit over the weekend was the last one he would be taking. He already had visits with Oklahoma (Oct. 28) and Clemson (Nov. 18).
247's crystal ball predicts that Radley-Hiles has a 60-percent chance of going to Oklahoma; with his chances of winding up at UCLA being just 16 percent.
Kelly formerly made a national impact as the head coach of UCLA's inter-conference rival, the Oregon Ducks, with whom he made a national championship appearance in 2010.
At 6-6, the Bruins are primed to go to a bowl game. The destination of that game is unknown. Former head coach Jim Mora was fired following a 28-23 defeat against crosstown rival, USC. After that game, the team would go on to win its final regular-season game, defeating California, 30-27.