Jake Browning posted incredible numbers in his sophomore season and recently took an unofficial visit to check out Cal and see its new offense in person.
The Folsom, Calif., 2015 quarterback who already has an offer from Utah was impressed by the Golden Bears and said he enjoyed talking to the new coaches.
There are definitely noticeable differences in Berkeley.
"I went down there about three weeks ago," Browning said. "I just drove down there and they have open practices now so that was pretty cool. I got to see how I size up to everyone.
"I know that when (Jeff) Tedford was there it was really strict with closed practices. It seems like with the new coaches there they didn't really care. They wanted everybody there, they seemed nice and I got to meet them and they seem like great guys. I hope they do well this year."
As for Utah, the Folsom standout has had limited communication with that coaching staff but Browning said he's not worried.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect said he realizes the coaches have to focus on signing the 2014 class so being on the back burner is not an issue at all.
"They backed off a little bit because they have to worry about getting their guys for this year," Browning said. "From what I've heard, they'll come back around in spring ball and start recruiting for the years to come. They have to worry about this class first.
"Nothing much has been going on. We have practice and I got to meet some people and that's been cool and I got to visit Cal and I'm just getting ready for spring ball and the season."
Camps are not a major focus this off-season for Browning, who completed 391 of 605 passes for 5,248 yards with 63 touchdowns and 16 interceptions this past season. He figures he'll do his talking with the pads on.
"For camps, one of my strengths is I have some good film," Browning said.
"I'm not necessarily going to woo anybody with speed or size so I don't think I'm going to be doing a lot of camps. I don't have plans of doing that right now at all."