Raymond Davison was comfortable with the athletic and academic situation at Cal before his visit but his trip to Berkeley solidified his beliefs that it could be his future home.
The Encino (Calif.) Crespi three-star defensive end decided to end his recruitment soon after his trip and he couldn't be happier with his decision.
Davison had originally committed to Northwestern but when that didn't work out he was looking for another great fit and he found it at Cal.
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"It was really an eye-opener," Davison said. "I already knew it was a good school. Academically it fit me as well as athletically but getting up there it really opened my eyes.
"It's in California so it's close to home and my parents can visit when they want to. It's just a really good fit for me. I fit into their defense perfectly and they have a strong accounting program and that's my goal to become a CPA so overall it's a great fit for me."
The new Cal coaching staff helped Davison reach his decision.
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound prospect said he really gets along with defensive line coach Barry Sacks and he knows a few others from the recruiting trail. That helped aid him in his decision because he likes the new coaches.
"The defensive backs coach, coach Sacks, I already knew him and coach (Andy) Buh came from Wisconsin where he was recruiting Tyler (Foreman), so as soon as I got there I felt comfortable with all the coaches," Davison said.
"Coach Sacks is a really funny dude. He's an older guy but he's a kid at heart and he knows how to communicate with his players. It was a great feeling."
Davison was joined on his Cal trip by Foreman, who recently switched his commitment from Wisconsin to UCLA. Oregon State commit Brandon Arnold, another Crespi teammate, considered going to Berkeley but decided against it.