Former BYU quarterback Ben Olson had a home visit with Cal head coach Jeff Tedford last night and is set to take his third and final official visit this weekend.
Olson, 6-5, 230 pounds has already visited Arizona State and UCLA and will head to Berkeley this weekend for what will be his last official visit. Bears head coach Jeff Tedford was in the Olson home last night for what was a very good home visit.
“I like Coach Tedford a lot, I’m very comfortable with him,” Olson said. “He was here for about an hour and half and I’m definitely interested in Cal. I took an unofficial visit there when I was in high school and I didn’t really like Berkeley that much at the time. It was a little too liberal for me but I’m going to go in to this trip with an open mind and just see how things go.
“Coach Tedford is a very impressive guy. He was always recruiting me but as soon as he got that five year extension, he really picked it up. He called me an hour after he signed it to tell me he was there for the long haul. I’m going to fly out on Friday and then my dad is going to meet me there on Saturday. He wants to check things out as well and Coach Tedford wants him to see everything they have going on.
“My plan is to make my decision next Saturday. It’s UCLA, ASU and Cal. I’m not looking at Oregon or South Carolina. BYU is also out of it. I always get asked what my interest in Stanford would be if Norm Chow got the job but at this point in the process, it’s a little late to be adding a new school and I just want to get this done so it will be one of the those three schools.”