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Bear commit still getting looks

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One of the top two way linemen in the state this year is Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan standout Justin Prueitt. Prueitt committed back to the summer but is still getting looks from a few other schools including the No. 1 program in the nation.
Prueitt, 6-4, 270 pounds was a relative unknown following his junior season but strong showings at various summer camps including the NorCal Nike camp helped to put his name on the map. Prueitt worked out with the defensive linemen at the Nike camp and was dominant all day long and didn't lose a rep during the one on one drills. He also tested well running a 5.27 in the 40, 4.50 in the shuttle, jumped 28 inches in the vertical and did 28 reps on the bench.
The lineman also had strong showings at camps at USC, Fresno State and Cal. Fresno State and Cal both offered Prueitt after the camp and USC asked him to come back to their senior camp for one last evaluation. The athlete decided to jump on the offer from the Bears instead and committed as an offensive lineman despite the fact that he had played mostly defensive tackle his whole career.
Fast forward to November and Prueitt said he's still getting interest from other schools including USC.
"The feeling we've got is I have an offer there if I was willing to commit to them," Prueitt said. "They write me and ask about my interest level. They have asked me to call them and stuff but I'm really happy with Cal and I'm not going to open up my recruitment or anything.
"It's flattering of course because USC is such a great program but when I committed to Cal, I committed for a lot of reasons. I love Coach Michalczik, the offensive line coach there and I just love the Cal program overall. It's a great academic school as well being strong in football and I just feel like it's where I fit in the best. The visit to Cal will be the only official visit I plan on taking."
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