Jamirr Holland got the full experience at the UCLA-Cal game this past weekend and the 2014 prospect from Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill was definitely impressed.
It was a little regretful that the 5-foot-10, 180-pound recruit did not get much of a chance to talk with coach Jeff Tedford or other members of the Cal coaching staff but Holland said he had a great time in Berkeley and wants to go back.
"When I got there they took us through the recruiting section and I got my pass and we walked around the stadium for a little bit to check things out," Holland said.
"We got in our seats and watched the game for awhile. We really enjoyed it and at the end of the game we went down on the field and saw the student section and took pictures and soaked it all in.
"We went in the team locker room and we got to meet the players and see the facilities. It was kind of like a backstage tour of everything."
Holland was in the locker room and witnessed all the post-game festivities after Cal demolished UCLA but he didn't have much of an opportunity to talk with the coaches. They were all busy so Holland didn't push it.
"I didn't talk to them much," Holland said.
"They were in there for a minute and I said hi to some of them. I didn't get to say hi to coach Tedford, I really wish I had a chance to do that, but I didn't get a chance. He was in there for a minute and he left. I sent him an e-mail but that's about it."
Recruiting is just starting to pick up for Holland, who said Cal, Utah, Oregon and Boise State are the four main programs recruiting him.
Last season he took an unofficial visit to UCLA and he's hoping to visit USC for a game at some point. The upcoming camp season will also be crucial as Holland looks to pick up some offers.
"I want to see USC play at home," Holland said. "I'm trying to get in contact with coach (Lane) Kiffin and the people down there. I am going to a lot of camps this summer and that's what I have planned so far."