I spoke with Gage recently and he told me three schools currently top his list.
Gage has been to all three schools on unofficial visits and I asked him for his thoughts on each program.
"Cal has a great engineering program and that's what I'm focusing on right now," said Gage. "They have a proven, intelligent, great coach and their program in on the rise."
Gage went on to say, "Stanford is Stanford. I'm really into the academic side of things and Stanford is a great school. Coach Dawkins seems like a great coach and a great guy."
Finally, Gage had this to say about Washington. "UW is the hometown school and I've been a fan growing up and am still a fan. Lorenzo Romar is a great coach, but more than that he's a great guy. I've had the chance to get to know him a bit and he's just a really good guy."
I asked Gage if he plans on taking any official visits prior to making his decision.
"Probably not since I can't take official visits until the fall," said Gage. "I'm probably going to decide before then – perhaps by the middle of July."
An excellent student, Gage said he currently has a 3.94 GPA.