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Pac-12 pushing for Pickett

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Adarius Pickett continues to be heavily recruited by Cal and the El Cerrito, Calif., four-star cornerback stopped by the Golden Bears' spring game this past weekend.
During the trip, the defensive MVP at the Rivals Camp in Los Angeles got a chance to talk with the new coaching staff in Berkeley and continued to get a better feel for what the Golden Bears have to offer.
It's still too early to make any decisions but Pickett is definitely interested in Cal and this past weekend helped even more.
"I got there, we ate lunch and then they had a couple speakers and I got pulled out of the room by coach (Andy) Buh," Pickett said. "We went outside and he was just talking to me and asking me how I've been.
"Then I was walking around with Joe Mixon. We went down to the players' lounge and we were with some of the players like Michael Barton, Jared Goff was in there and Freddie (Tagaloa) was there, too.
"We got a chance to meet Marshawn Lynch and then after that it was the spring game."
Pickett, a four-star prospect who's rated No. 189 in the 2014 class by Rivals.com, already has offers from Arizona State, Cal, Nevada, UCLA, Utah and Washington State.
Surprisingly, his recruitment has not taken offer after an outstanding performance at the Rivals Camp but Pickett plans to remain patient and see what other programs get involved as things continue.
Cal definitely made an impression on the four-star but Pickett said two other Pac-12 schools also look good early in the recruiting process.
"I like Cal," Pickett said. "I like the way they treat me and I can tell they like me a lot.
"I like Cal a lot. I can see myself there but at the end of the day I want to keep all my options open. I really like UCLA and Arizona State, too."
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