Bolden makes his case for Cal offer

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos wide receiver Victor Bolden enjoyed his time camping at California and hopes it will result in a scholarship.

BERKELEY, Calif. – Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos wide receiver Victor Bolden has only one offer, but based on his performance at California's All-American Showcase, that should soon change.

On Sunday, Bolden made his case for a scholarship in front of the Golden Bears coaches.

"I felt like I did a great job, showed my speed, showed my hands, but it's up to the coaches," Bolden said afterwards at Witter Rugby Field. "It's all in their hands. I can only control what I can control. However they feel if they feel the necessity to give me an offer then I definitely appreciate it."

Bolden made no secret of how much he enjoyed his time on campus, praising the new facilities as well as their picturesque setting in Strawberry Canyon.

"I loved the campus out here," he said. "I liked the atmosphere. I feel like the surroundings out here are just beautiful. I love the coaching staff. They took me on a tour a little bit before the camp. The High Performance Center is up to par, with all the technology they have. I liked it, I liked it a lot."

Bolden also appreciated the level of instruction he received from wide receivers coach Wes Chandler during the one-day camp.

"I learned a lot today. I actually learned that I need to work on catching balls at the highest point and learned how to really work on my stance. My first step is very crucial to my route running. When you get that speed, you have much more of an advantage when you have that quick first step."

That speed, the lanky Bolden's main attribute has earned him an offer from Hawaii and interest from across the Pac-12.

"Right now I got interest from Cal, Washington State, the Oregons and Arizona State," said Bolden, who also plans to camp at Oregon, Oregon State and USC this summer.

And while Bolden also plays cornerback, he would rather focus on offense in college.

"I prefer receiver but I feel just as comfortable at DB, so that's why I play both. I feel like I'm a playmaker, so if I get the ball in space (I can) make a play on either side of the ball," he said. "That's just my plan. My goal is to keep on moving forward and hopefully improving myself."

Dan Greenspan is the publisher of Cal Sports Digest and covers the Pac-12 for Fox Sports/Scout.com. Follow him on Twitter @DanGreenspan.


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