This weekend, 2018 Compton (Calif.) Dominguez shooting guard Wayne Arnold made his first visit up to Berkeley, with a host of other recruits, and left with a positive impression of Cal, from the campus to the academics to the players.
"It was a great experience," Arnold said. "I got to meet the players, campus is beautiful, we went on a tour, and I got to hang out in the locker room for a little bit, hang out with some of the other recruits, and we got to eat with the players. It was fun. We got to play video games and stuff."
Arnold, who came with a teammate Brenton Woods -- another 2018 prospect -- and his coach, enjoyed hanging out with the players, and left at halftime of the football game on Saturday to explore campus.
During the Blue and Gold Scrimmage on Friday night, Arnold "got a good feel" for the program.
Basketball Recruiting Analyst Josh Gershon says of Arnold that "The sophomore is slight but has decent size, long arms and is a big threat to hit jumpers off the dribble, especially from midrange."
Arnold has a 3.3 core GPA, and a 3.6 overall.
He'd previously visited the hometown school -- USC -- and said of Berkeley that "the campus is a lot bigger. A lot bigger."
As for his first impressions of the Bears?
"It was good, really good."