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Two weeks ago at the Cal State Game, three-star cornerback Patrick Enewally named a top three of UCLA, Washington and Boise State, but now California has also emerged as a contender.
On Saturday, Enewally and his father hosted new Golden Bears defensive backs coach Randy Stewart for over an hour and a half, and that experience changed his perspective on Cal.
"My dad liked him a lot. He liked how straight-forward he was," Enewally said. "He's a pretty cool dude, pretty straight-forward. I just met him, but I'm pretty sure he's got a lot of experience. I felt better than before, because I didn't really know too much about Cal at first. But, then I had the visit."
While Enewally didn't have Cal in his top group before the in-home, the Bears were firmly in the top four by the time it ended.
The Bears still will have to contend with Washington, Boise State and UCLA, though, but Enewally has already pegged two weekends for his potential official visit to Berkeley.
"Probably this week," Enewally said. "I'm going to UCLA on the 18th. I might go to Cal this weekend, or the one after [the visit to UCLA]."
Should he visit on the 25th, it will be quite a busy weekend for Enewally, as he will also be playing in the B2G West Coast Bowl on Jan. 27 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
After he takes his last two visits, Enewally will have a lot to think about as signing day approaches.
"All those other schools are on the rise," Enewally said. "Boise, they have a great DB coach. He came from the NFL, so he's also a DB technician. He knows what he's talking about. Washington is on the rise. They have great athletes. UCLA is close to home, and it'd be nice to play in front of your hometown."
Ryan Gorcey publishes Cal Sports Digest and writes about Major League Baseball for Fox Sports Next. Follow him on Twitter @RGBearTerritory.