It's well known that this is a very good year for quarterbacks in California and one of the best is four-star Allan Bridgford (6-4, 217, 4.7) from Mission Viejo, Calif. Bridgford was recently named co-MVP of the Los Angeles NIKE camp at the quarterback position with USC bound five-star signal caller Matt Barkley from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei. Bridgford picked up two key offers last week as his stock is heating up.
Bridgford already had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford and Texas Tech. He picked up offers from Utah and Cal last week.
"Cal offered me on Friday," Bridgford said. "The Cal offer made me feel really good. They are one of my favorite schools so getting an offer from Cal fired me up.
"Thursday morning Utah offered then Cal came by the school to watch me throw for about an hour," Bridgford said. "I took an unofficial visit to Cal last Saturday (April 26th) to take in a practice. Cal told me then that they wanted to get to know me more and that they would probably offer in the summer."
The good news for Bridgford was summer came early. Once Cal coach Frank Cignetti saw him throw in person they decided why wait and tendered an offer right then and there to the Mission Viejo coaching staff.
"I wasn't tempted to commit just yet, because I want to take my time and wait for the rest of the offers to come in," Bridgford said. "Norm Chow came out on Tuesday to watch me throw and he told my coach that he loved me, but that he had to see two other quarterbacks before making a decision.
It appears that Bridgford will be very busy this week as coaches from Notre Dame, Arizona State and Tennessee are scheduled to come by the Mission Viejo campus to watch him throw.
The only camp that Bridgford is contemplating on attending is the Elite 11 camp.
"I don't think I'm going to any college camps this summer," Bridgford said. "I want to concentrate on team things and getting ready for my senior season.
Oklahoma and Boise State are also showing Bridgford recruiting attention.
As a junior, Bridgford hit on 62 percent of his passes for 2,508 yards and 22 touchdowns. His effort saw him earn his league's Offensive Player of the Year.