Saturday was not 2018 five-star Jordan Brown's first visit to Berkeley -- he already came to campus in August -- but it will certainly not be the last.
"I was there probably from 12 o'clock to three o'clock, and we were just there watching the football game, and I talked with the coaches and players," said Brown, who drove up from his home in Roseville, Calif. "We talked about how they were going to do this year, with the new additions."
Of course, Haas Pavilion has had quite a few additions as well, thanks to a $10 million renovation.
"It was nice, how they just remodeled it with the sound and the new court," Brown said.
Despite not being able to make it to the Friday night Blue and Bold Scrimmage, he spent time with the current players while walking from Haas Pavilion up to Memorial Stadium, where he stood on the field during pregame and got to visit even more with the Bears, and saw the football team sprint out of the tunnel.
The visit came together after his previous unofficial visit.
"They wanted me to come and make me feel like part of the family, so they invited me up to any football game I could make, and to a bunch of basketball games, too," said Brown, echoing what we've heard from both Charlie Moore and Jemarl Baker during their post-visit interviews. "They look out for you, and they make sure that everything's taken care of, and that you're not doing anything that can mess up your future."
With the offer extended to spend more time in Berkeley, Brown and his family are certainly going to take advantage, perhaps for more than just a three-hour trip.
"Oh yeah, we plan on going up there -- I'm not sure when -- but we plan on taking more trips up there to see the campus," said Brown As for trips to any other schools? "It's nice that it's close, and it's one of the easier places to visit, because it's not too long of a drive up there, but I haven't visited any other college campuses yet. I want to visit other colleges that have offered me, to see what they're like, but I don't have any other colleges that stand out, kinda."