Something to Ponder

Three-star cornerback Darius Allensworth remains committed to the University of California, but his official visit to Wisconsin over the weekend gave him something to think about.

MADISON - Before flying halfway across country on his first official visit, Heritage (CA) cornerback Darius Allensworth said he was taking the trip "just to see Wisconsin" and that he would remain committed to California unless something happened with the coaching staff.

After taking a red-eye flight Saturday and leaving Monday morning, Allensworth remains committed to California, but certainly got a different experience at Wisconsin than his previous visit.

"It was a good experience," Allensworth told Badger Nation. "I would have regretted it if I didn't go. The fans were great. It definitely was a good experience."

The 5-11, 180-pound Allensworth – ranked the No.79 cornerback in the country by – committed to California over UCLA and Wisconsin in early August, but the linebackers coach Andy Buh continued to be proactive in his recruitment of the three-star cornerback.

"I appreciated that they showed me that they wanted me," said Allensworth. "They are really good people. They just want me to become a Badger and thinks I can have a great career there."

Having traveled to Wisconsin in late July before making his decision, Allensworth traveled with four-star Crespi Carmelite (CA) senior safety Tyler Foreman, who also took his official visit over the weekend.

"I really wanted to see the environment the most and how it is during game day," said Allensworth, who was hosted by redshirt freshman cornerback Peniel Jean and spent time on State Street for the Halloween festivities. "Tyler and me come from the same state and we can relate in the same way to things."

Allensworth battled a concussion earlier this season and sprained his knee over a week ago, but is still registering a productive season with three interceptions and five touchdowns on defense and special teams.

"Our team is looking good for the playoffs," said Allensworth.

Allensworth will take official visits to UCLA and finish with a visit to California. Those are the only three schools he is still looking at.

"I'm still firm with my decision, but we'll see how everything goes," said Allensworth. "I'm going to talk with my family and make sure Cal is the right place for me."

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