Nathan Broussard visited Cal, UCLA and Stanford this summer and the Golden Bears have stood out the most for the Plano (Texas) Plano West outside linebacker.
One of the biggest things Broussard likes about Cal is the coaching staff especially coach Jeff Tedford and linebackers coach Kenwick Thompson, who have both made a big impression on the 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect.
"Coach Tedford and coach Thompson, all the coaches, just seem like great guys," Broussard said. "It doesn't seem like it's just all football. It seems like they actually care about you. They seem like great guys.
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"I've been up to Cal two times now and both times it worked out where I couldn't make it up for a junior day, it was just a day when many people weren't around. One time it was a Sunday and they came in the office just to show me and my dad around.
"Another time they were all out of the office and coach Thompson drove back up to show my mom and brother around. They just seem great. That's one thing that stood out to me. It's a beautiful campus and I like where there program is going. They're winning more games and coach Tedford is doing a great job there. They have this new facility so there's nothing not to impress me."
Cal, Kentucky, Stanford and Tulsa have offered Broussard but UCLA has not yet and the Texas linebacker said it would be a difficult decision - between Cal and the Bruins - if they decide to offer.
Broussard enjoyed his trip to Westwood this summer and although he'd like to wait until National Signing Day in February to announce his decision he'll probably make a commitment sometime during the season because so many recruits are making early pledges.
"I really liked all the coaches (at UCLA) but I don't think they have that many offers to give out," Broussard said.
"They're really staying in touch so that's one main thing. I guess they're just waiting to see how I do during the season. If they offer me it's going to be a hard choice (between Cal and UCLA). There are a bunch of other schools I'm looking at but those are my top two."
Stanford is still being considered, one reason being the Cardinal were the first to offer. Broussard said Duke told him he has an offer there if he visits. Alabama, Texas A&M and others have shown interest as well.