Mission Viejo (Calif.) offensive lineman Kevin Bemoll took an official visit to Cal this past weekend and said the visit couldn't have gone any better. The talented lineman committed way back in the summer to Ohio State but said he's basically down to Cal and Oregon, where he'll visit next weekend.
Bemoll, 6-5, 300 pounds is a national top 100 player and one of the elite linemen in the West region. He took several unofficial visits this past summer but committed to the Buckeyes after falling in love with the campus during his trip.
"I just think it's best for me to go in a different direction now," Bemoll said. "There are a lot of reasons I backed off my commitment but the main one was I just worried about the possible NCAA sanctions and I also wanted to stay closer to home.
"Over Christmas break, I took an unofficial visit to UCLA and really liked it there a lot. They offered me back in the summer and I thought that would be the best place for me after visiting, I loved the academics there, but when I called the coaches to see about going there, they told me they had given out all their scholarships for offensive linemen.
"So now, it's basically Cal and Oregon for me. I loved my visit to Cal. Everything about the trip was great. The coaching staff is first rate, the players are all really good guys and everyone seems to get along really well. Cal has a great academic reputation and I really liked Berkeley and felt like it was just a great overall fit for me.
"I'm going to visit Oregon next weekend and then more than likely, that will be my last visit. Washington wants me to visit too but I think next weekend will be it for me. I want to get this over with and I think I'll have enough information to make my decision after I check out Oregon."