Cal is definitely one of the favorites for Lakewood, Calif., wide receiver Malik Gilmore but he said last weekend at the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 in Las Vegas that while the Golden Bears are high on his list others are in the running as well.
No frontrunner has emerged just yet.
Gilmore, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound prospect, said Notre Dame, Michigan, Arkansas and Washington are also getting serious consideration although he does like a lot of things about Cal's program.
"I wouldn't say they're on top but they're definitely in the running," Gilmore said. "The coaches are really cool.
"Ron Gould, my recruiter, is a really cool dude and everything else. He's nice to talk to. Coach (Jeff) Tedford is a really cool guy, he tells you how it is, and I love the program up there."
Some trips are scheduled for Gilmore, who finished with 28 catches for 463 yards and six touchdowns in his junior season.
The Lakewood star is hoping to see Michigan, Notre Dame and Arkansas soon and that could help further along where he stands in his recruitment. Getting out to see some new places could be crucial to his decision-making process.
"I'm going to get around and check out those places," Gilmore said. "Those trips are very important just to get out and see the campuses. It's better than just seeing pictures because that way you get a true feel of how things are there."
Gilmore was one of the top receivers last weekend on the 1925 All-Stars, which lost to another Southern California powerhouse, B2G Sports, in the Badger Sports final. In total, Gilmore has offers from Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Utah and Washington.