Steven Moore took some other visits but the Elk Grove, Calif., offensive tackle felt most comfortable at Cal and decided to make his commitment on Wednesday.
"It was the distance to home, the education and the new facilities," Moore said.
"I was really comfortable down there because my whole family is from the Bay Area. It was kind of easy to be down there. It wasn't like a new thing."
Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Fresno State, Nevada, San Jose State and UCLA had also offered the 6-foot-6, 265-pound prospect but the Golden Bears were his favorite and he decided to end things by making his pledge.
He doesn't plan any other visits and said he's finished with recruiting.
"I'm done," Moore said. "It's great to get my decision out of the way."
Moore, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, said he had a good relationship with Cal coach Jeff Tedford but was even closer with offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Jim Michalczik and that really convinced him Cal was the right place.
"I have a good relationship with (Tedford), he's cool, but mainly coach M was recruiting me," Moore said. "He was cool, he has NFL experience and I know he was going to do right by me."
The Northern California prospect had also visited UCLA and Colorado but does not plan to take any other visits. One thing that especially excites him is the outstanding recruiting class Cal had last recruiting cycle and the class it's putting together this year.
"That's cool," Moore said. "I want to play with the best players and on the best team."