Taylor McNamara thought about making an early decision but with so many programs getting involved with the 2012 tight end from San Diego (Calif.) Westview he has decided to wait things out and see what happens.
Cal is the latest offer for McNamara, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound prospect who also has Arizona, Cincinnati, Florida State, Kentucky, Maryland and Ohio State on his ever-growing list.
"I like them," McNamara said of the Golden Bears. "They seem really nice. They sent two coaches down in two days so it's been cool, it's been exciting.
"I like that they came down and sent two coaches. They seem nice. They have a lot to offer up there. They're getting all these new facilities right when I get there which is in two years."
Ohio State was considered the frontrunner for McNamara, who grew up a Buckeyes fan, and there was some thought about committing early but the San Diego standout decided he was going to see what else could go on during the recruiting process.
USC has recently picked up its interest greatly - coach Lane Kiffin and assistant Joe Barry visited his school Monday - and the Trojans could be close to offering as well.
"USC has been recruiting me really hard lately," McNamara said. "They just sent Kiffin and Barry down to my school (Monday). That was kind of a big deal. That was exciting. I know coach Barry pretty well because I've been talking to him for a while. They've been recruiting me hard.
"They're definitely growing on me. I grew up an Ohio State fan but they throw to the tight end a lot and they have a lot to offer."
Washington is sending coach Steve Sarkisian and wide receivers coach Jimmie Dougherty to McNamara's school on Thursday and many other programs are starting to get involved as well.
With so much new interest, McNamara plans to take his time with recruiting.
"It's getting crazy," he said. "I have no idea what I'm doing now."