Bigelow, Teammates Headed to Cal Camp

One of Cal's top targets in 2011, Fresno (Calif.) Central running back Brendon Bigelow will make his third visit to Berkeley. This time the talented four-star prospect is bringing three of his teammates with him. Bigelow is close to 100%, but he will not participate in the Golden Bears contact camp. His three teammates will, however…

Brendon Bigelow (5-10, 180) is one of the top recruits in the nation. With double-digit offers, the Washington verbal commit has stated he will continue to evaluate a few schools.

One of those schools is California.

Bigelow visited Berkeley in February for junior day and again in April for Tom Lemming's photo shoot inside Memorial Stadium. Bigelow stayed after the shoot to watch the Bears spring practice.

On Friday, he will visit for Cal's three-day padded camp. However, he will not compete as he is still has not been cleared. Bigelow tore his ACL last November. He has rehabbed remarkably well and near 100%. Nonetheless, he will not participate in any football related activities until August at the earliest.

Central wide receiver B.J. Kelley, cornerback Tee Shepard, and quarterback Mike Baker are expected to compete on Friday, according to Central assistant coach Tony Perry.

Kelley has 10 offers including Pac-10 offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, and Washington State. He landed his 10th offer from Fresno State last weekend. He says Cal and Oregon are his favorites with Northwestern (offer) and FS rounding out his top four. Central head coach Casey Quinn says the Cal coaches want to see Kelley at their camp for further evaluation.

Shepard is an elite cornerback. He is arguably the No. 1 prospect at his position in the nation for the 2012 class. He has verbal offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Eastern Michigan, Notre Dame, and UNLV. According to Perry, with a strong workout on Friday, Shepard is expected to pick up a verbal offer from the Bears.

Baker is one of the top 2012 quarterback prospects in the Golden State. He camped at Arizona's elite camp earlier this month and with his team at Fresno State last weekend. Miami, Oregon State, Utah, and Washington have showed serious interest besides the Wildcats and Bulldogs. This also will be his second trip to Berkeley this spring after coming to the Lemming photo shoot in April. Baker says he liked his visit to Cal and talking to head coach Jeff Tedford and offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig.

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