Kameron Schroeder could be one of the top 2014 prospects in Northern California and the Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks offensive lineman attended Cal's recent junior day.
It was a memorable experience for the 6-foot-5 standout who had previously taken an unofficial visit to Cal as well - and the Golden Bears are in good shape early on.
"We came in to the gates and went in to the players lounge and sat in there for a little bit," Schroeder said. "Then we went into their theatre room and it was pretty amazing. After that we toured the locker room with all the new amenities that anybody could ask for. We went into their state-of-the-art weight room which was really amazing to me.
"After we toured that we saw the campus and we got to see the new stadium which is probably the most amazing thing that stood out to me when I went there. We had one-on-one talks with the position coaches and their o-line coach, I really like him because he's really straightforward about everything and didn't sugarcoat anything.
"We had dinner at their high-performance athletic center and then we went to the basketball game so it was a really great day."
Cal has emerged as an early favorite for Schroeder, who said at this point he'd prefer to stay in the Pac-12 and that the Golden Bears are high on his list.
"I really like the Pac-12 right now because I want to stay closer to home and Cal definitely moved up the list after that visit," Schroeder said. "They're definitely high up on my list."
It's still so early but Schroeder said he's hearing from Stanford, Washington State and UNLV as well. He has already taken an unofficial visit to Stanford and liked that trip, too.
So far, no school has discussed an early offer - coaches probably want to see how he improves through his junior season - but Schroeder is optimistic things will work out if he continues to play well.
"None of them have really talked about an offer," Schroeder said. "They're probably going to hold off until next year as I develop as a player."