Ukeme Eligwe said his commitment to Florida State is 100 percent solid but the Stone Mountain, Ga., outside linebacker added that he sees no reason not to visit Cal later this month and so that's exactly what he plans to do.
Eligwe, the top-rated outside linebacker in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, said last week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that he's been talking a lot with Cal's coaching staff and he wants to check out the campus before finalizing things on National Signing Day.
"They say they need linebackers and they've told me they have one of the best defenses in the Pac-12 so that's very interesting," Eligwe said. "They run a 3-4 set so I could pretty much play anywhere. I'm pretty serious about it so I'm taking a visit.
"I'm not really a home guy. I like to get away from home so the fact that it's in California, a five-hour flight, it really doesn't matter to me."
The four-star standout committed to Florida State in late April and had also been seriously considering Georgia but Eligwe said that the Bulldogs have been eliminated from his list.
It's pretty much down to Florida State and Cal, Eligwe said, and after his visit with the Golden Bears he should reach his final decision.
According to Eligwe, it will be incredibly tough to change his mind about the Seminoles but at the very least he's going to listen to Cal later this month.
Even though he's been committed for so long to Florida State, Eligwe said he sees no problem in committed prospects taking visits to other schools.
"I would say it's 100 percent to FSU but I'm a high school kid choosing my future college and I have nothing to lose," Eligwe said.
"I don't see why not. I don't see why people shouldn't take visits when they're committed. I don't see anything wrong with it."