Cal commit planning big East Coast swing

Though he committed to California in April, this three star wide receiver prospect is planning a number of visits in the coming month including one to Durham.

The Duke coaching staff is looking to pull off a recruiting upset with hopes of flipping Cal commitment Austin Aaron. Though he committed to the Golden Bears in April, the three star prospect is planning on making a few more visits to better vet his decision.

"I am still going to take all of my visits, and I'm making a big East Coast trip in late June," said Aaron. "I will be visiting Florida, Duke, Harvard, and Notre Dame."

Such a list combined with his recruitment by California suggests a common theme when it comes to the 6-foot-5 prospect's decision making process.

"Academics are extremely important to me and in my final decision, and I am planning to major in business. I feel like my options are great, but honestly you can get a good education anywhere…it's all based on the time and work you are willing to put into it."

While on the visits, Aaron says he'll be comparing each school's package and pitch to what initially sold him on Cal. And while the door is open, it may be tough to change his mind.

"Really, I am just trying to find the best overall fit for me. How I feel on campus, and whoever has the best plan to utilize me on the field. I truly believe my perfect fit is Cal, but I am going to take these visits just to make sure."

For Duke, it'll mean a chance to host Aaron in the next few weeks, and the Blue Devils will look to solidify their recruiting pitch.

"I should be visiting Duke the last week of June, and I have been primarily speaking with Coach Faris and Coach Cutcliffe. They have done a good job of showing how they want to use me - it's similar to what they are doing with Jamison Crowder in their offense, and I they think I could catch 100 balls a season for them. They've also talked about how Duke offers the chance to play big time football while getting an Ivy League education. I'm definitely excited to see everything they have to offer on and off the field."

As he prepares for the cross-country trip, Aaron says he's taking all the information in, but when he gets to Durham to sit down with Cutcliffe, he knows what he's going to ask.

"I want to talk about how he plans to utilize me and what his personal opinion of Duke is. He's been at other programs, and I want to see how that compares. We've talked about it before, but it will be good to sit with him and talk about it all in person."

Aaron reports himself as 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds. He says he projects as a wide receiver and has a 4.6 best forty time on the books. His max bench press is 245 pounds and his max squat is 395 pounds. rates him as a three star prospect and the nation's No. 64 wide receiver.

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