Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola defensive back Chris Conte committed back in the summer to Cal. Although his commitment was solid, the athlete still maintained contact with UCLA during the season attending practices and a game as well. After visiting Berkeley this past weekend, Conte will take one last trip before his decision is final.
Conte, 6-3, 180 pounds is a two way standout who could play receiver or defensive back in college. Both the Bears and Bruins are recruiting the athlete at safety, which is where we feel he projects best at as well. It was a rough season for the Cubs who finished the year 4-6 just a year after winning a CIF Div I title.
Conte still did his part hauling in 43 catches for 614 yards and five touchdowns on offense and adding stellar play in the secondary.
"I'll be playing safety in college," Conte said. "I think I have a good combination of size and speed for the position and I can cover a lot of ground. I also have pretty good cover skills and could play some corner in college."
Conte took his visit to Cal this past weekend and said it went well.
"I had a good visit," Conte said. "I camped there in the summer and I'm very comfortable at Cal. I'm definitely committed to them but I'm still going to take an official visit to UCLA this weekend. After this visit, I'll finalize my decision between the two schools. I just want to see what UCLA has to offer, they're the local school and I've liked them for awhile so I just want to take this last visit and then make a final decision."