Nearly three weeks ago at the Cal State Game, three-star cornerback Patrick Enewally named a top three of UCLA, Washington and Boise State, but said that there was another dark horse in the running: California.
On Saturday, Enewally and his father hosted new Golden Bears defensive backs coach Randy Stewart for over an hour and a half, and the longtime defensive backs guru delivered.
"My dad liked him a lot. He liked how straight-forward he was," Enewally said. "He's a pretty cool dude, pretty straight-forward. I just met him, but I'm pretty sure he's got a lot of experience."
A lot of experience is an understatement. Stewart has 32 seasons of college coaching under his belt, and the fact that he once coached current NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha in his first stint in Berkeley played very big for the 6-foot-2, 191-pounder out of Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr.
"Actually, I just found out that he was the one who coached Nnamdi," Enewally said. "I felt better than before, because I didn't really know too much about Cal at first. But, then I had the visit."
The pair even got to talking a little bit of shop during the in-home visit.
"He broke it down really simply, that if you're a DB and your eyes aren't disciplined, you won't get to where you want to go," Enewally said. "I can really see being coached by him."
While Enewally didn't have Cal in his top group before the in-home, the Bears were firmly in the top four by the time it ended.
"I just like everything about [Cal]," Enewally said. "When I was younger, I used to watch Cal a lot, and I know they produce great DBs. I know coach Stewart is a real DB technician."
The Bears still will have to contend with Washington, Boise State and UCLA, though, but Enewally has already pegged two weekends for his potential official visit to Berkeley.
"Probably this week," Enewally said. "I'm going to UCLA on the 18th. I might go to Cal this weekend, or the one after [the visit to UCLA]."
Should he visit on the 25th, it will be quite a busy weekend for Enewally, as he will also be playing in the B2G West Coast Bowl on Jan. 27 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
After he takes his last two visits, Enewally will have a lot to think about as signing day approaches.
"All those other schools are on the rise," Enewally said. "Boise, they have a great DB coach. He came from the NFL, so he's also a DB technician. He knows what he's talking about. Washington is on the rise. They have great athletes. UCLA is close to home, and it'd be nice to play in front of your hometown."
Ryan Gorcey publishes Cal Sports Digest and writes about Major League Baseball for Fox Sports Next. Follow him on Twitter @RGBearTerritory.
IN-HOME: Stewart Visits Enewally
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