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Allensworth makes Pac-12 call

Darius Allensworth has come to a final decision and it's California that wins out in his recruitment over Arizona, Wisconsin and many others.
The three-star cornerback from Romoland (Calif.) Heritage had been committed to Arizona but recently reopened his recruitment and made his pledge to the Golden Bears Thursday at his high school.
Allensworth, who shined at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge this summer, said his recruitment is now done, he won't flirt with other schools and he's happy with his final choice.
"About a week ago I made up my mind," Allensworth said. "I wanted to think about everything and I made a decision that I was going to Cal and I want to thank all the other schools that gave me the opportunity.
"I'm just going to take my official visit to Cal and I'm done."
The Cal coaching staff played a big role in the decision-making process for Allensworth, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect who has looked good at many 7on7 events this off-season.
During his trips to Berkeley, the Romoland Heritage standout hit it off with coach Jeff Tedford and especially defensive backs coach Ashley Ambrose. Those two coaches along with the overall setting at Cal were big influences for the three-star recruit.
"It was nice up there," Allensworth said.
"It felt like a home away from home. I like coach Tedford a lot and I want to play for coach Ambrose a lot. He's a great dude and he and I clicked right away. I'm just so happy."
In total, Allensworth had offers from Cal, Arizona, Colorado, UCLA, Utah, Washington State and Wisconsin.