Gonzalez Visits California

The Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian lineman, Christopher Gonzalez, talks about his official visit to Cal...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian lineman Christopher Gonzalez was back in the Bay Area for the second straight weekend, visiting Cal this weekend.

Last weekend, Gonzalez was at San Jose State, where he was offered following the trip.

This weekend, Berkeley was his destination, and while Gonzalez didn't get an offer, he got some clarity where he stands.

"They told me that they're trying to fill some needs, and they should know by the end of this week if they will have an offer available and if they do, they will offer me," said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez said the trip to Berkeley, though, was a great experience.

"I had a really good time there, and it was a great time and experience at Cal," said Gonzalez. "It was awesome on campus and everything I expected it to be."

Gonzalez said he enjoyed spending time with the other recruits on their visits and bonded well with them.

"I was with Chris Borrayo, Khalfani Muhammad, Aaron Cochran and Vince Johnson mostly and we all hung out," said Gonzalez.

He also was able to meet with the Cal coaches.

"I talked with Coach (Barry) Sacks and Coach (Andy) Buh and then got to meet with Coach (Sonny) Dykes," said Gonzalez. "Coach Dykes is a good person and the kind of coach I'd enjoy playing for."

Gonzalez said that the Cal coaches like him on the defensive side of the ball.

"They like me as a defensive end or maybe growing into a defensive tackle," said Gonzalez. "I want to play defense too in college."

Gonzalez is scheduled to visit Nevada this weekend and U.C. Davis the weekend before Signing Day, and the Aggies, and Army, have also offered along with San Jose State.

But he's hopeful Cal will offer.

"It would be great to go to Cal and I'd like them to offer," said Gonzalez. "Academics are really important to me, and while I love football, a degree means more and will help me get a job I love."

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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