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Stanton lands another Pac-12 offer

Johnny Stanton put up impressive numbers during his junior season and now some Pac-12 schools are taking notice.
The Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita dual-threat quarterback has picked up an offer from Cal to go along with Washington and Air Force. Stanton recently visited with the Golden Bears for their junior day and is definitely impressed with their new facilities.
"I got to go to their junior day and I love their facilities," Stanton said. "I love how the stadium is being rebuilt and it seems like it's going to be really cool. I love the weight room there and the facilities are great. It's going to be really cool.
"Off the street, you go into the entrance and if you look off to the right, there's this glass wall and down below that is the weight room. It's probably 50-60 yards long with about 42 weight racks there. They have facilities with sports science and they have a great trainers' room and it's just really good all around."
The coaching staff at Cal also stands out to Stanton, who threw for 2,439 yards with 13 touchdowns and rushed for 1,428 yards and 21 scores this past season.
Former Cal quarterback Nate Longshore is an assistant coach at Santa Margarita so Stanton expects the two will talk about the Golden Bears as he considers all his options moving forward.
"It's really important I'm able to learn from that coaching staff," Stanton said.
"(Coach Jeff Tedford) coached Nate Longshore and he's our quarterbacks coach. He hasn't talked to me too much about Cal but I'm sure he's going to talk to me a lot more about Cal now that I got offered."
Other than his three offers, Stanton said he's hearing from Duke, Colorado, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Oregon, UCLA, Washington State and a little from Notre Dame. Since so much interest is still coming in, Stanton doesn't want to make any decisions yet.
"It's still too early," Stanton said.
"I'm still trying to keep everything open until I hear from all the schools that want to talk to me. I'm keeping my mind open to every school. Anyone that shows interest in me I'm interested in them, too."