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Cal commit to take visits

Darius Allensworth remains committed to Cal, but he's taking two other visits in the coming weeks that could alter his recruitment.
The four-star cornerback from Romoland (Calif.) Heritage is taking a trip to Washington State this weekend and then will head to Texas Tech the weekend before signing day. Sandwiched between those trips is his official to Cal, which is also important to meet all the new coaches.
Washington State remains a player in Allensworth's recruitment since his teammate and close friend, Jamal Morrow, is committed to the Cougars.
"I like what's going on there," Allensworth said of Washington State. "Jamal is going there so we're going to go up together and check it out. It's still an intriguing offer because Mike Leach is doing good things up there, so I'm excited about that trip.
The four-star prospect, who has already visited Wisconsin before the coaching change there, said it will also be interesting to get to Texas Tech.
"Texas Tech offered a week ago. I talk to them a lot so I'm really happy with that offer," Allensworth said. "It's going to be different. The Wisconsin trip was different so I'm excited to see how Texas is. It's going to be really cool to go down there and check it out."
Allensworth, who was committed to Arizona early this recruiting cycle, said Cal remains the leader. Hiring Andy Buh as defensive coordinator from Wisconsin was a big move to keep Allensworth since the four-star has known Buh for some time.
Cal is out in front and Allensworth said the Golden Bears could be tough to beat, but he wants to take visits to make sure.
"They're really good guys," Allensworth said. "I've talked to coach Buh a lot. I talk to those coaches a lot and they're really cool people. I've known coach Buh for a while since he was at Wisconsin. They've coached some good defensive backs so it's been a good relationship.
"These others really have to beat Cal. I've been up there a few times, but I want to get up there once more just for reassurance. These other schools are going to have to show me a lot, so it will be interesting."