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Bigelow visits school, plans other trip

Brendon Bigelow committed to Washington months ago and he has not visited campus yet but is in the works of putting something together soon. The Fresno (Calif.) Central East running back took a trip to Cal last weekend and by all reports things went well.
Bigelow, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound recruit who is slowly rebounding from a torn anterior-cruciate ligament in his right knee that he suffered in Central East's playoff game, said he is not considering a de-commitment but was impressed by what Berkeley had to offer.
"Their defense is going to be pretty strong this year, they're going to be pretty good," Bigelow said.
"The offense, it's spring ball, so everybody is working hard and developing and getting better. We'll see what happens with the offense. The offense looked pretty good. I like the running backs. Overall it was pretty cool. I had a really good time."
During his visit, Bigelow got a chance to talk with coach Jeff Tedford and running backs coach Ron Gould, who showed the Fresno standout some game tape of previous Cal backs including Jahvid Best. That was one of the highlights of Bigelow's trip to the Pac-10 program.
"I talked a little with both coaches," Bigelow said.
"I talked with coach Tedford a little bit and he told me thank you for coming. Ron Gould, the running backs coach, we chatted it up in his office. We actually watched the highlights of Jahvid Best and some other backs that were pretty good in the past."
Next up for Bigelow, who's slowly started to jog on a treadmill, will be to schedule a visit to Washington to meet with the coaches and check out the campus - for the first time.
His mother lives in the Seattle area so that's one big reason why he committed to the Huskies. That they offered after he got injured was also an important part of his pledge as well.
"I'm working on that now," Bigelow said. "My uncle is trying to get me a plane ticket pretty soon. I'm going to be going up there pretty soon.
"I'm looking forward to that really bad. I haven't been up there. I committed in January and I haven't been up there so I'm anxious to see what they have for me up there. I want to meet all the coaches and establish a relationship with everybody."
Not much else has changed in the recruitment of Bigelow, who finished with 1,327 total yards and 20 touchdowns last season. USC and Cal have already offered and Tennessee, Miami and others have started to show interest.