Christopher Gonzalez was not really hearing much from Cal until the Golden Bears hired new defensive line coach Barry Sacks but in those few short weeks the Los Angeles Salesian defensive tackle has seen his recruitment pick up.
This past weekend the 6-foot-4, 250-pound prospect took an official visit to Berkeley and said he had an excellent time.
Cal has not offered Gonzalez but he's hopeful something could happen soon or the Los Angeles Salesian standout might have to look elsewhere.
"It was great," Gonzalez said. "It was a great experience and it was a nice campus. It was just an amazing trip.
"The defensive line coach was recruiting me at Nevada and then he got the job at Cal. They were down here for an all-star game and we've talked and they wanted me to take a trip so I did last weekend."
Discussion of an offer happened during Gonzalez's trip last weekend but he's unsure if it will come through.
"They haven't offered me yet but they said there's a possibility they could offer me," Gonzalez said. "They said right now they have to fill their needs but there is a strong possibility they could offer me.
"I'm willing to wait. Right now I'm trying to commit somewhere so I'm not stuck without anything at the end."
Gonzalez plans to be patient for a little while longer but a decision will have to happen at some point - whether the Golden Bears will offer and immediately become the favorite or look at other options.
So far, Army and UC-Davis have offered Gonzalez, who said Houston started to show more interest on Monday.