John Porchivina has taken numerous trips to Cal in recent months, so more than most recruits the Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande standout is familiar with the new coaching staff.
And he absolutely loves the Golden Bears.
The 6-foot, 210-pound prospect had an abbreviated visit for Cal's junior day this past weekend but things went well again and Porchivina got the message that he would have to attend summer to camp to earn an offer.
That is being planned and the Casa Grande recruit said he's more than willing to head back to Berkeley this summer to work out for the coaches.
"I went over there for a little bit," Porchivina said. "My dad and I had to leave a little early because we had somewhere to be.
"I always love going over to Cal. That was the third time I was over there this year so I'm really starting to get to know the coaches and build a relationship with them. They're awesome guys. I love them. I love hanging out with them so that's always cool.
"They said they definitely want to see me at one of their contact camps, maybe go out for one of those. There wasn't too much talk about an offer during the trip but I'm hoping."
Porchivina, who looked good at the recent Rivals Camp in Los Angeles, made it no secret that Cal would be under serious consideration if an offer came through.
He can play on either side of the ball whether it's at linebacker, running back or possibly fullback, so Porchivina is hopeful the Golden Bears take notice of him this summer.
"It's huge," Porchivina said. "If I could land an offer like that it would be awesome. It would be unbelievable."
In his junior season, Porchivina rushed for 660 yards and six touchdowns and he registered 88 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Idaho and Sacramento State have offered so far.