Jared Goff got offered by Cal during his junior day visit and immediately the Golden Bears shot to the top of his list.
Goff wanted to take some other visits to see some other schools and he tried to take things slowly but less than one month later, the Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic pro-style quarterback has decided to make his commitment.
When you know, you know.
Cal beat out offers from Washington State and Boise State and interest from numerous Pac-12 programs and it's really no surprise since Goff had said pretty much all along that the Golden Bears were the frontrunner.
"I knew Cal was one of his top schools but he wanted to go into this open and unbiased as possible," Marin Catholic coach Mazi Moayed said.
"After having some junior days at some other schools and making some unofficial visits to some other spots he and his family talked it over and felt Cal was the best fit. He had some other places to compare it to and they became convinced Cal was the best spot."
It is a nice pickup early on for Cal since Goff, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound prospect, threw for 3,220 yards with 44 touchdowns and four interceptions in his junior season.
Oregon, Oregon State and UCLA had recently started to show interest along with Stanford, Boston College and many others.
But Cal was the leader for some time especially because Goff has developed a strong relationship with coach Jeff Tedford and some assistant coaches.
During Goff's junior day visit, Tedford said he'd like to see the local quarterback return for spring practice and during the summer. The Marin Catholic standout will go back now as a committed prospect.
"He had a fantastic year and he has a great upside which is scary," Moayed said.
"He's still young, he's still growing. He's going to be a big, strong quarterback. He already is one right now. His upside is tremendous. He's passionate about the game, he's super competitive, he has fun out there and makes it look easy. He's fun to watch and easy to coach."