Once Cal offered Ray Hudson the Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill tight end started hearing from many more Pac-12 schools but the Golden Bears always stood out in his recruitment.
Hudson, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound three-star prospect, decided to make his commitment on Monday even after more schools got involved.
"Once they offered me, a lot of schools talked to me and I was going with it because it was the first time a lot of schools showed a bunch of interest like UCLA, Washington, USC and Oregon, they talked to me right after the offer," Hudson said.
"I was talking to them and I sat down and noticed even if all those schools offered me the perfect fit was really Cal. I couldn't find one thing wrong with it so I decided to call coach (Jeff) Tedford."
What sealed Hudson's decision was a meeting Hudson had with his family and Tedford about the program's future this past weekend.
After that recent trip to Berkeley, Hudson was even more convinced Cal was the right spot for him.
"I met with coach Tedford and I sat down with him this Saturday with my family," Hudson said. "Hearing him talk and seeing what he thinks about the future and being there it's just the perfect place for me."
Hudson also had an offer from San Diego State.