Mission Viejo (Calif.) offensive lineman Kevin Bemoll took his visits the last two weekends to Cal and Oregon and although it was a tough choice, in the end, the Bears were too much to overcome.
"It was hard for him because he liked Oregon too but Cal has never stopped recruiting him," Diablo coach Bob Johnson said. "We just told Coach Neal from Oregon, he just left here and he handled with a lot of class. Basically Kevin wanted to stay closer to home and even when he committed to Ohio State, Cal never stopped calling and told us that Kevin was their No. offensive line target.
"They're bringing him in as a guard and said they're expecting him to play next season because they don't have a lot of depth there. Kevin really liked their offensive line coach, coach Michalczik, and loved his visit there. Oregon is a great school too and I have a lot of respect for their staff but Kevin felt Cal was the best fit. It's funny, at first, he felt he had to leave home to play big time college football but the more he thought about it, he realized that there is something to be said for playing closer to home and Cal is a great school as well."
Johnson couldn't say enough positive things about his talented lineman.
"He's just so tough," Johnson said. "He's a very, very good football player but he's just tough and relentless out there and I love that about him. He'll fight you all day long. As big as he is, and he's about 320 pounds right now, he's pretty light on his feet and moves very well in space. Like I said, Cal is expecting him to play next season and I'm excited for him and I'm looking forward to seeing him in the next few years."