Trevor Howard has not taken many unofficial visits yet but he recently took one to Cal and luckily for him the Golden Bears were the first to offer.
The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian defensive end is happy it was Cal especially since he liked the campus so much and could definitely see himself in that program. Defensive line coach Fred Tate is handling his recruitment.
"Originally, I went up myself and we've stayed in contact since then," Howard said. "I went up for the junior day about a month ago and kept in touch with them ever since.
"He called me. He was at my school last week so he called me (Saturday) and let me know about the offer."
The three-star defensive end who could also play outside linebacker and is even being recruited to play some tight end is hearing from Arizona State, Duke, UCLA, USC and others. He said the Cal offer is big for many reasons and he definitely had a good time on his recent visit.
"I'm very excited," Howard said.
"They seem like a very good school and a very good program. I've seen their new facilities and they seem like they have a very bright future ahead of them. It would be really great to be a part of that."
The other Pac-12 interest along with Duke intrigues Howard, a 6-foot-3, 218-pound prospect who looked good at the RCS Southern California so he's going to keep his recruitment open.
Cal is a major offer for the Oaks Christian standout but he's not prepared to make any decisions this early in his recruitment.
"Those are probably the main ones showing interest," Howard said. "It's defensive end but other schools have been recruiting me as a hybrid d-end/outside linebacker and others like me as a tight end.
"I'm just going to see what happens. I'm definitely going to keep (Cal) high on the pedestal but I just want to see what else happens."