20 years later, Treggs to Palo Alto?

In late November 1991, before the Big Game with Stanford, Cal receiver Brian Treggs made a startling proclamation: "I will live in Palo Alto if we lose to Stanford. I will not come back to Berkeley." Even though Cal lost to Stanford 38-21, it's not believed Brian Treggs ever came through on that promise.

However, Brian's son, Bryce, has an opportunity to follow through on that vow – in a way. A Class of 2012 wide receiver, Bryce has offers from eight schools across the country, including Stanford, as well as interest from Oregon and USC. "Notre Dame, Washington, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, and San Jose State (all offered)," Bryce Treggs said.

For now, Treggs said he doesn't favor any of the aforementioned institutions.

"It's pretty much even," Treggs said.

That said, Treggs will take a few unofficial visits to a few of the programs interested in him in the near future.

"I'm going to Stanford's Junior Day again this year and I'm going to Cal's Junior Day," Treggs said. "And I might go to Notre Dame in the spring for a few practices."

The trip to The Farm will be Treggs' third: he visited last spring for a Junior Day and last summer for a camp. This time, he hopes to familiarize himself with a Jim Harbaugh-less Stanford coaching staff.

"I just want to (reacquaint) myself with the coaching staff since Harbaugh left," Treggs said. "I want to see if the coaching staff is still good."

While Stanford's primary appeal to Treggs is the school's academic prestige, he's also fond of newly minted offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

"It's basically the education," Treggs said of Stanford's appeal. "If you graduate from there you're basically set for life with how far the degree will take you. I also like their receivers coach, who's now the offensive coordinator. I have a good relationship with him."

Treggs also reports making contact with Stanford head coach David Shaw and special teams coordinator Brian Polian.

"I've been in contact with the special teams coordinator, Brian Polian," Treggs said. "I have a real good relationship with him. (I'm also in contact with) Coach Shaw and Coach Hamilton."

A strong relationship with his position coach will be one of the most important factors when Treggs ultimately makes his college decision.

"Playing early, a good education, a winning tradition, and a good relationship with my position coach, specifically, for me to be successful," said Treggs when asked about what factors would influence his college choice. Treggs could end up making that decision sooner rather than later.

"I'm going to make a decision before my senior season, so I won't have to worry about the recruiting process next season," Treggs said.

And while many recruiting observers feel Treggs is destined to carry on his father's legacy in Berkeley, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound playmaker denies that's necessarily the case.

"I would say Cal is definitely one of my top choices but I wouldn't say I'm a lock to go there yet," Treggs said.

While Treggs is not sure of a college major, he reports a 3.3 cumulative GPA and a 1470 three-part SAT that he plans on retaking.

"I think I'm going to retake it again, because this time I didn't take any SAT class or any preparation," Treggs said. "I'm going to try and take a class and hopefully that will improve my score."

In the meantime, during his Junior Day visit to Stanford later this month, Treggs probably won't get too much flak for the choice words his father uttered nearly two decades ago.

"Last year at their Junior Day they kind of teased me and my dad about, but that's it," laughed Treggs.

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