Fast rising defensive end prospect Justin Edison (6-4, 220, 4.8) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei took his visit to Cal as expected last weekend and though he didn't commit the writing could be on the wall.
"Justin loved his Cal visit," Verbum Dei assistant coach Owen Brown said. "It was everything he thought it would be and more.
"Justin may take a visit to UCLA this coming weekend, but he truly loved Cal," Brown said. "It is going to be a close one and still hasn't visited Oregon State yet."
"I hear all three schools are going to have home visits with Edison very soon."
Edison's four-star teammate and UCLA commit, Akeem Ayers (6-2, 214, 4.65) was also supposed to have taken a visit to Cal last weekend with his teammate but he did not show up.
The main reason that Edison is becoming such a hot commodity on the Pac 10 recruiting front is he has much upside as any defensive end in the state of California. He has only been playing football for a short time and has such a high ceiling.
Edison racked up 83 tackles, 26 quarterback hurries, 14 sacks, four pass deflections and two fumble recoveries for the 2006 season.
Maybe more important was the fact that Edison was a steadying influence during the middle of the season when Verbum Dei became injury riddled.
Edison was one of the main reasons that Verbum Dei rebounded and ended up taking their division Southern Section CIF title.
In an earlier interview with Brown, he was filled with praise for his defensive end.
"Justin is pure intensity and plays all out to the whistle," Brown said. "He practices hard and is very coachable.
"Justin would have to be coachable for him to get so good, so fast. He didn't really start playing until the middle of last season. He was a basketball player before that.