Kamryn Bennett stood at the top of California Memorial Stadium on Sunday, gazing upon a sky so blue and clear, it almost hurt to look at it. That was just fine for Bennett, who turned his eyes north and south, seeing the entire expanse of the San Francisco Bay Area, from Sausalito to Palo Alto. The view took his breath away.
"I loved it," Bennett says. "It was super-nice. I could definitely get used to it. My dad loved it, too. He wanted to go back up there and bring the camera, tomorrow."
The 2014 offensive guard out of Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial had come into the Bay Area just about four hours earlier to start a two-day "unofficial official" visit, and spent the entire day around Berkeley and at the Cal football facilities in Strawberry Canyon, walking with his father on a personally-guided tour from Bears offensive line coach Zach Yenser.
"We checked out Berkeley, went around, got a good view of the Bay; It's really a college town, here," Bennett said. "It's been really nice, and the people seem nice so far."
Bennett made the trip to Berkeley on his own dime, but he's getting just about all the trappings of a full on official, talking shop with Yenser, getting the grand tour and, on Monday, he'll be able to sit down and talk with head coach Sonny Dykes. That's when, he said, they really get down to business.
"We're going to go back and tour the campus tomorrow," Bennett said. "I spent about 15 minutes talking with coach Yenser, and we talked about what the agenda was for tomorrow, and possibly being able to talk with coach Dykes, before he leaves for the Pac-12 meetings tomorrow. We really just talked about football, basically, what their emphasis is on."
Monday will also hold a full campus tour and some tape breakdown of the new Cal offense for Bennett, who has yet to receive his first scholarship offer. Bennett was rated the No. 5 center in the West region by our West Recruiting Team, and at 6-foot-4, 285 pounds, he is "strong, nasty and big," according to analyst Jason Jewel, having played offensive tackle and right guard. He also comes from a pipeline program which sent two players to Pac-12 schools in February.
Cal Sports Digest will have more on Bennett's visit after it concludes on Monday.
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