"I'm like, 'Is there a bottom to your bucket?'" Mora told ESPN he thought at the time.
Mora said he thought it was important to have his parents at his team's games. Mora's parents live in Southern California, about a two-hour drive from the Rose Bowl, where UCLA plays its home games. His father, Jim E. Mora, is a former NFL head coach.
Mora was also pursued by Washington, his alma mater.
UCLA plays Texas on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
- Dan Gartland