Jake Bobo saw the Rose Bowl and from that point on, UCLA had it in the bag.

The former Duke wide receiver transferred to UCLA this offseason after spending four years in Durham, North Carolina. He told reporters on Monday that when he visited campus and took in the Rose Bowl Stadium for the first time, his decision-making process got a little clearer.

“I was still kind of making the decision at that point, but I mean you go up there and see that, it kind of makes things a little easier,” he said, per The L.A. Times’ Ben Bolch.

And the Bruins are happy to have him.

With UCLA looking to replace its top three pass-catchers from last year’s team, there are plenty of targets from Dorian Thompson-Robinson looking for a new home.

The 6-foot-5 Bobo put up strong numbers in a weak Duke offense during each of his final two years with the Blue Devils. In 2021, he led the team with 74 receptions for 774 yards. After getting to campus for the spring, Bobo has been able to build up some chemistry with his new quarterback. That, plus his size, gives coach Chip Kelly a pretty dangerous player to work with.

I watched a game on a Thursday night when they were playing Louisville, and even the announcers said, ‘Well they’re going to Bobo,’” Kelly said earlier in camp. “And I knew they were going to Bobo, I know Louisville had scouted and they were going to Bobo and he was still making plays.”

Now, he gets to make them at the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins begin the year against Bowling Green at home on Saturday, with kickoff slated for 11:30 a.m. PT.