The last time we spoke with Palos Verdes (Calif.) Peninsula offensive lineman Todd Huber, he mentioned he could commit any time. That proved to be Thursday night as the standout center will stay in-state to play his college ball.
"I committed to Cal," Huber said. "I've been leaning that way for awhile now and knew in my heart that was the place for me earlier in the week. I've been talking it over with my parents every night over dinner for the past few weeks and I think I probably knew for sure Cal was where I wanted to go on Tuesday.
"I slept on it for a couple of nights and after talking with my parents again, I decided to get it over with and commit there so I could focus on the rest of my season without any distractions. I'm really excited about Cal, it was a tough call because Stanford was right there but in the end, Cal just has too many positives to pass up.
"It's kind of funny, the first time I visited Cal, I really didn't like it that much. Then I visited two more times including an unofficial for the Oregon game a couple of weeks ago and every time I was there, I liked it more and more.
"Cal is a great school academically and that was very important to me. Football wise, they have a great program right now and with the staff they have and the players they're recruiting, I know they're going to be good for a long time.
"I really like Coach Tedford a lot and became very close with Coach Gould and Coach Michalczik as well. Coach Michalczik is a great OL coach and I know he'll make me the best player I can be. Stanford was the first school to offer me and I have so much respect for Coach Harris and the rest of the staff there. When it cam down to it, I just felt more comfortable in Berkeley than Palo Alto and more comfortable around the players at Cal as well.
"Cal is close enough to be able to drive home if I want to but still far enough away to feel like I'm getting away from home at the same time. Being at Cal for the Oregon game really put them over the top I think. It was such a fun atmosphere and I just loved being there. My parents went with me and I really wanted them to see it and get their opinion because they went through this with my older brother (Scott- USC). They liked it a lot as well and so once I kind of had their approval, I knew that was the place for me."