Blinn LB High on Cal After Trip

Blinn College (TX) LB Jarred Price talked to CSD Monday night about his recent trip to Cal. Teammate, Justin Jordan, also tripped but had unfortunate motor vehicle accident on Monday and wasn't readily available. He is okay, but on a higher note, Price says both came away impressed with the Bears. He says he will make his decision after visits to a Big XII and a SEC school in the coming weeks…

"I loved it," Jarred Price said about his trip to Berkeley. "I could not have asked for anything more."

The 5-foot-10, 215 lb linebacker came away from his official visit to California impressed to say the least. He also says teammate Justin Jordan is fond of the Golden Bears.

"We are both high on Cal," Price said of him and Jordan. "My next visit will be Kansas State and then possibly Kentucky. Justin Jordan says he plans to take the same visits together."

But before any of that can happen, Jordan will have to recover from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Monday.

"Justin was in a wreck today," said Price. "His truck rolled a few times and he went through the driver side window. But he is okay. He was at practice and had his MRI and everything. He just has a cut over his eye.

Price says the duo will sit down together and talk over their college options after their trips with Cal being very high on that list.

"I talked to Coach [Jeff] Tedford on Sunday before leaving," said Price. He wasn't trying to press me, bang [a commitment] out of me. [I said] I let him know in two to three weeks."

Recently, Price made a few waves among Cal fans who follow recruiting. He was viewed as commit since last spring. However, according to Price, it was just a misunderstanding.

"I was just taken out of context," Price said of news that he committed to Cal last spring. "I did have to tell people [recently] I wasn't committed to Cal."

Price says he was not ready to commit to Cal until he took his official visit. Now after the trip, he has plenty of great things to say about Berkeley.

"First was the weather," said Price. "It was still warm out there. In Texas, it is hot or cold. Academics, I talked to some professors. They talked about high [Cal] ranks as far as academics. And the atmosphere."

Recent Blinn College standout Bryant Nnabuife was originally a 2009 Cal Bear recruit until it was realized he was eligible to sign and play in 2008. Price says knowing Nnabuife and getting his opinion on Cal is helpful.

"We didn't talk about football at all," said Price of his conversations this past weekend in Berkeley. "I went out with the linebackers and d-line. Justin [Jordan] hung out with Nnabuife that was his host."

Price's host was linebacker D.J. Holt, and he also hung out with linebacker Mychal Kendricks and safety Bernard Hicks.

Originally, Price had plan to graduate in December and transfer to his future college. But he says it likely not going to happen, and he will graduate in the spring with two years to play two.

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