Victor Egu knows new Cal coach Sonny Dykes is an offensive mastermind and that's nice but the Concord (Calif.) De La Salle three-star recruit plays defense so it's crucial for him to see who gets hired on that side of the ball.
Egu, committed to Cal since early November, said he'll most likely stick with his pledge to the Golden Bears but he wants to learn more about the new defensive coaches when they're hired to see if a relationship could be built.
"I know he's a great offensive coach but I'm going to be playing defense so I'm going to see what type of defensive coordinator and what kind of linebackers coach gets put in and then I'll go from there," Egu said. "Most likely I will stay with Cal.
"I definitely want to get to know the coaches, see what kind of defense they run, see how they go about things and that's when I'll start making some real decisions."
The 6-foot-3, 217-pound three-star prospect who helped lead De La Salle to another state bowl championship game on Saturday night over Corona (Calif.) Centennial said his recruitment remains busy but nowhere near as hectic as earlier.
Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Washington, Washington State and many others have offered and Egu said he's planning some official trips but that his commitment to Cal still stands.
"Some schools still come around and hit me up and say they're still interested but it's not like it used to be at the beginning where everybody was coming out," Egu said.
"I'm definitely going to take my official visits to see what schools are out there and what they have to offer. I want to see if there is a backup plan if Cal falls through."
Saturday night was for celebration though as De La Salle continues to dominate seemingly every season. For Egu, it was a perfect finish to a great senior year.
"This means the world to me winning this for the young guys and showing them what it feels like to win a state championship," Egu said.
"Coming out here in my last year at De La Salle and doing it for my teammates and winning is the best feeling ever. Nothing compares."