Connor Humphreys had a great unofficial visit to Cal. He also realized that maybe he belongs playing college football in the Pacific Northwest.
"It's a good school but I've seen it and seen California and it makes me realize I want to stay up in the Northwest," Humphreys said.
The 2014 defensive end from Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic still has a lot of time to consider all his options but it seems he'd prefer staying closer to home and that puts the focus on especially the Oregon schools and also ones in Washington.
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"I think I'm going back to Oregon for the game against Stanford just to see them again," Humphreys said.
"I've grown up here so I might as well stay here. The weather is nice and I don't have to worry about my family travelling to games. I know they'll be in the stands."
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect took an unofficial visit to Boise State two weekends ago and was at Cal this past weekend for its game against Stanford.
Both trips went well but Humphreys said he's leaning toward staying in the Pacific Northwest for sure. Cal impressed him a lot and he got a chance to talk with a former teammate but the trip also opened his eyes a little bit to preferences.
"I thought it was a huge stadium at Cal, just packed with crazy fans so that was a good experience seeing all the fans and just how good the atmosphere was down there," Humphreys said.
"I didn't get a chance to talk with any coaches but I did get a chance to talk with Brennan Scarlett who used to play at Central and he's down there. I got to talk with him."
Wyoming and Portland State have offered so far. Humphreys is hearing from numerous Pac-12 schools including both in his home state.