Michael Okoroike did not land a Cal offer during his official visit to Berkeley this weekend but the Antelope, Calif., defensive end is hopeful it could come soon.
If the Golden Bears offered, Okoroike said they'd immediately jump into his top two and might be tough to beat for his commitment. Nevada is also high on his list.
"It was nice," Okoroike said. "I love the facilities and the coaches are tight.
"They're still pretty new. Some of them didn't even know their way around. Some weren't even situated yet and they're finding their way around and taking us along for the ride."
During his visit, Okoroike said he got a tour of the whole campus, loved the new facilities and really had some good conversations with the new coaching staff.
The message for the 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect was to just be a little more patient in terms of waiting for an offer.
A little while might not be a problem for Okoroike but he said he'd prefer not to wait all the way up to signing day. He senses he'll learn this week whether Cal wants to get more involved in his recruitment - or not.
"They may offer me soon," Okoroike said. "I'm going to stay in contact with them over the next week. It could be coming soon I hope.
"I'm going to wait for a little bit but I'm not going to wait until signing day most likely. They should know next week. They're going to see what happens and they're going to stay in contact there's no doubt about that.
"They'd definitely be up there if they offered. They'd be in my top two if they offered me."
Nevada, Air Force, Fresno State and San Jose State have offered Okoroike so far.