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Pac-12 commit considers visits

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X'avier Shepherd committed to Utah in early August but Cal continues to recruit the Lakewood, Calif., wide receiver and the three-star plans to take an official visit to Berkeley soon.
Shepherd, who severely sprained his ankle in a loss to Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco this past weekend and could miss 1-2 weeks, said he's scheduling a trip to Utah for sometime in October but his Cal trip could happen sooner.
"I will be taking an official visit to Cal," Shepherd said.
"I'm planning my Utah visit and I'll be getting out there in October. I should be heading out to Cal sometime in the next month. Right now I'm just focused on Utah and making sure they have everything set up where I could go up there and make a smooth transition."
The Golden Bears have always been of interest to Shepherd, a 6-foot, 175-pound recruit who played well this summer with the 1925 All-Stars.
Getting to Cal's campus is crucial to the Lakewood standout so he can see whether he'd like to reconsider where his recruitment stands.
"Cal is one of my top choices so I'd like to go up there and get a better feel up there," Shepherd said. "I'd like to talk with the coaches more and whatever happens, happens."
That's not to say Shepherd is disinterested in Utah. The three-star prospect has spoken highly of the Utes throughout his recruitment and might just want to see what else is available.
Arizona, Colorado, Fresno State, Oregon State and UCLA have also offered and Shepherd said he's considering another trip as well.
"I'll most likely be taking another visit," Shepherd said. "Right now nothing is planned so I'm not really focused on that."
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