BERKELEY, Calif. - Sunday's All-American Showcase at Cal was a valuable event to see some top players in California competing in front of the Golden Bears' coaching staff but also important in terms of recruiting updates. Here's some of the latest news that came out of the camp:
Dillon van der Wal, tight end, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian: The 6-foot-7, 230-pound recruit confirmed that Penn State has not offered him although the Nittany Lions are talking with him and an unofficial visit should happen this summer.
Arizona State, Baylor and Minnesota were van der Wal's first three offers and Duke has become the fourth school to get involved.
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He plans an extensive sightseeing tour of campuses this summer which could help him with his recruitment but the feeling at this point is still that the Oaks Christian standout would prefer to play closer to home.
Amir Carlisle, running back, Sunnyvale (Calif.) Kings Academy: Carlisle, a Stanford commit since last June, said Cal is one of his favorites and that he's looking at all his options even though he's still firmly committed to the Cardinal. Unofficial visits to USC, Alabama, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt could happen this summer.
Lavonte Barnett, athlete, Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete: Barnett had offers from Washington State, Colorado State, San Jose State and Cal Poly leading up to Cal's camp and he left Berkeley with an offer from the Golden Bears.
Barnett, being recruited as a linebacker, tight end and defensive end, said he plans to take his time with recruiting but that Cal is definitely the favorite at this point. The Golden Bears could be tough to beat for a number of reasons, one being Barnett gets along great with their coaching staff.
Jordan Rigsbee, offensive lineman, Chico (Calif.) Pleasant Valley: Cal and Boise State are the finalists for Rigsbee, who impressed at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp and again at Cal's camp. A decision could come in the next few weeks but nothing has been determined yet.
The Golden Bears will be tough to beat. Rigsbee's brother plays at Cal, he has a great relationship with position coach Steve Marshall and there's just a general sense that Berkeley could be the place for him.
Rigsbee has already visited Boise State once and had planned a return trip for summer camp but that has now been pushed to undecided. Cal is the favorite here and the feeling is Rigsbee could be close to making a commitment.
Richard Mullaney, wide receiver, Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Colorado State, Oregon State, Air Force, New Mexico, Wyoming and Northern Arizona have offered Mullaney, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver who provides a big target for quarterbacks.
He said interest is coming in from Cal, Washington, Washington State and UCLA and he is taking his time with the recruiting process.
Terrance Polk, wide receiver, Pittsburg, Calif.: Polk was one of the better wide receivers at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp and he performed well again at Cal even though he hasn't picked up any offers yet. The slick 5-foot-10 prospect said Washington State, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Brown and UC-Davis are most involved.
Tyler Bergsten, tight end, Phoenix (Ariz.) Greenway: Bergsten, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end, was one of the best-looking recruits at Cal's camp and he said Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado have already offered. Cal, USC, Boise State, Oregon and Colorado have all been in touch.
Stephon McCray, offensive lineman, Fresno (Calif.) Bullard: The former Clovis West standout won the position MVP award at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp even though he's a 2012 prospect and McCray has seen his recruitment take off in recent weeks. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound recruit said Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Fresno State and UCLA have been showing interest.
Jared Baker, running back, Los Angeles Loyola: Connecticut, which has long been recruiting Baker, and Idaho have offered the 5-foot-9, 180-pounder and those two programs join Arizona, Cal Poly and Oregon State on the offer list. The sense is that the Wildcats are the favorite at this point but it's still early.
Other news and notes: Patrick Skov from The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey said Northwestern, Virginia, Stanford and the Ivy League schools are showing the most interest. … San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch outside linebacker Nick Stenman said San Diego State could be close to offering. … Pittsburg, Calif., safety Javen Butler said Washington State and Oregon have been in touch. So far, he has an offer from North Dakota.