Aaron Cochran made his way back to Berkeley this past weekend for Cal's rivalry game against Stanford and the three-star offensive lineman had another good visit.
The Atwater (Calif.) Buhach prospect has been to Cal so many times but this trip was a little more special since he saw a bunch of other recruits he's gotten to know well throughout his recruitment.
"It was fun to see some of the friends I made over the recruiting process," Cochran said. "The atmosphere for the Stanford game was pretty good. It was better than all the other home games I went to. Everybody seemed really excited."
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Cochran, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound prospect, said the Golden Bears are definitely involved but before he makes any decisions he wants to check out other campuses.
He's so familiar with Cal the next important step for Cochran is to take other trips, compare those schools and then make his commitment.
"I need to see other places," Cochran said.
"I go to Cal so much I want to see what all these other schools have to offer and then compare Cal with all these other schools. I want to see how they all compare."
A trip to Nebraska is slotted for this weekend and then Cochran is expected to visit Oklahoma sometime in November. A trip to Washington is also being considered but the Atwater Buhach standout isn't sure if it will happen.
Cochran's brother, Matt, is a freshman with the Golden Bears but that probably won't play a big influence as he figures out his own recruitment.
As the recruiting process continues, having his brother on the same team might play a factor but Cochran said it's not a big deal at this point.
"It's not a huge thing at all," Cochran said. "I want to make my own decision."