Since he came back from California's Junior Day last weekend, El Cerrito (Calif.) wide receiver Damon Cole has scored his first offers, including Sacramento State, Utah State and Wyoming, but there's one offer he's still angling for: One from the Golden Bears.
"They like my vision, my technique, my speed, my height and my size," said the 6-foot, 175-pounder, who was named first-team All-TCAL as a receiver, piling up 1,640 all-purpose yards and 19 total touchdowns. He caught 28 balls for 813 yards and 12 scores last season, and Cal is intrigued with Cole as a slot receiver, but before they offer, the Bears want to see a bit more from Cole.
"They want to see more of my technique and my route running," Cole said.
Cole came to Berkeley last Saturday along with teammates Aaron Banks, who just scored an offer from Miami, and running back DeAngelo Skinner.
"Cal's a dream school to me," said Cole. "I've liked Cal ever since DeSean Jackson was there. I feel like the experience was pretty good. I got to meet a lot of new people, and talk with a lot of coaches."
That group of coaches included graduate assistant David Gru, as well as inside receivers coach Jacob Peeler.
"He's a pretty cool guy," Cole said of Gru. "I liked him a lot. We got to go around the campus, we got to watch film on the receivers that are leaving and entering the NFL Draft. We got to watch a lot of film."