Rolling Hills Estate's (Calif.) Peninsula offensive lineman Todd Huber hasn't spent a lot of time thinking about recruiting once the season started but he couldn't help himself from taking an unofficial visit to Cal to check out the Bears and Oregon Ducks in action this past weekend.
Huber, 6-3, 275 pounds is one of the top center prospects in the West region. He earned NIKE Camp MVP honors following the event at Stanford and has three schools at the top of his list.
"I had a great time at Cal," Huber said. "During the season, our team watches film every Saturday but with the game being a 5:00 game, I was able to get a light out there and be in Berkeley before kickoff. It was cool, I was only there one day but it was almost like an official visit because I did a lot while I was there.
"I was on the field before the game with the other recruits that were there and then we all sat together during the game. The atmosphere was crazy, I've never seen a crowd like that before. I really didn't know what to expect because I had only watched games at the Coliseum (USC home field) before but this was the loudest game I had been too.
"The students were especially were crazy, I mean every play, they never stopped screaming. At halftime, all the recruits ate together and then after the game, I went in to the locker room and hung our for awhile. Just by pure luck, before the game, I saw Jeff Fritch who played here at Peninsula and is at Cal now. He hurt his back and can't play any more but he asked me if I wanted to hang out after the game and he would show me around Berkeley so I took him up on it.
"We hung out that night and I have to say Cal is really growing on me. Obviously Berkeley is a lot different than where I'm from and it would be an adjustment if I went there but I liked it there. The guys on the team are really cool and seem like a big family. That's the guys I would be hanging out with anyway so it's not anything I know I couldn't get used to."
In addition to Cal, Huber said Stanford and Washington round out his top three.
"I haven't set up any official visits yet and still don't really know what I'm going to do to be honest," Huber said. "I could take all five and I could decide without taking any. Right now, my whole focus has been on our season and trying to help out team win league and I really haven't thought about recruiting.
"If I do take visits, I'll probably check out Washington for sure because that's the one school I haven't seen and they have been recruiting me pretty hard. They had a coach at my game last Friday. Oregon State and Arizona State have been recruiting me really hard as well and I'm still looking at them too but I really have no idea when I'll narrow things down or be ready to make a commitment anywhere."