Dru Samia wasn't exactly a college football fan growing up – he never even went to a game – but the Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley offensive tackle certainly knew about California, and after a visit on Sunday, he earned an offer from Zach Yenser and the Golden Bears.
"The Cal offer is a blessing," Samia said. "It's very local, a lot of athletes at my school – like Zach Kline – went to Cal, so Cal and San Ramon have a history. It's just a blessing."
Samia was blown away by his visit to Berkeley on Sunday, as it was the first college campus he's visited.
"I got a chance to see the facilities, tour the campus and talk to coach Sonny Dykes," Samia said. "The campus was beautiful. The facilities were, that was the first college campus I ever got a chance to see, and it was just mindblowing. The weight room, the campus, all the history on campus, like the Mary Poppins building (South Hall), they showed us the building where the atom was split, I mean, that was really interesting. Then, talking to coach Dykes, it was surreal talking to a head coach of a big, Pac-12 program."
Yenser – who a source says will also offer fellow Sunday visitor Johnny Capra, an offensive tackle out of Auburn (Calif.) Placer – likes Samia's athleticism and length, at 6-foot-4, 275 pounds.
"He said that he liked my athleticism and the size that I have, and he saw that I played tough and aggressive," Samia said.
Though the Bears are the hometown program, Samia is open to all suitors in the Pac-12.
"I have a certain affinity for them, but throughout the whole Pac-12, I rank them all equal," Samia said.
'Mindblowing' and 'Surreal'
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