Jared Goff had a feeling all week Cal would match up well with Ohio State and when the game was tight late in the game the Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic's premonition was validated.
The Golden Bears lost 35-28 at Ohio State but Goff, who committed to Cal in March, said he was thoroughly impressed with how his future team performed on the road.
"I watched the whole thing," Goff said.
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"I knew coming into the game I had a good feeling they were going to match up well against them and coming off last week's big victory I had a good feeling about the game.
"As the game progressed and Cal was sticking with them I was texting back and forth with some of the other commits and we were all excited. They came up a little short in the end but it was still great to watch."
Goff, a four-star prospect rated as the eighth-best pro-style quarterback and No. 153 prospect in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, was especially excited to see Cal's young receivers play well.
Of course, Keenan Allen is the star in Berkeley but freshmen Bryce Treggs, Chris Harper and Darius Powe all played well and that is encouraging to Goff as his senior season continues.
"That's going to be a lot of fun playing with them," Goff said. "I'm really excited to be able to play with those guys."
Goff will only take an official visit to Cal and he's still trying to figure out which Pac-12 game he's going to attend. The four-star is looking at dates in either early October or early November.
"I'd like to take one to either the UCLA or Washington game because I know some other commits will be there during those games," Goff said. "I don't have anything set up yet.
"Coach (Jeff) Tedford calls me every week now that they're allowed to call me. Before that I would call him every week or I'd call coach (Marcus) Arroyo so we talk all the time."