Malik Beachum has been lucky so far in his junior season because the American Canyon, Calif., athlete has been able to take unofficial visits to two Pac-12 schools.
A few weeks ago, Beachum tripped to Oregon with Ducks' commit and teammate Chris Seisay and then this past weekend he took in the Cal-Arizona State game in Berkeley.
During that visit, the 2014 standout had a chance to see Cal's new facilities and talk with some members of the coaching staff and it was definitely worthwhile.
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"It was another good trip," Beachum said. "I liked the atmosphere there and the coaching staff was nice. I got to talk with the receivers coach after the game and their running backs coach.
"The receivers coach said he wanted to see more film and we were talking and he was telling me how they recruit. He was saying they really care about talent but they also want someone who's a student of the game and who cares about discipline."
Beachum, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect who also plays cornerback, said he got an extensive look at Cal's new facilities and was thoroughly impressed.
Just coming back from Oregon, he said it was nice to see what other schools can offer, too.
"I saw the weight room, the locker room and I saw the new facilities," Beachum said. "They're really nice and each position has their own meeting room so everything was really nice.
"Both of the schools are nice and both have outstanding facilities."
Beachum got a jumpstart on the recruiting process and he's not done yet.
The American Canyon prospect might visit Cal again this weekend for its game against UCLA and then he could take a trip to either Arizona or Utah later in the season.