California is in good position to land Jordan Rigsbee because the Chico (Calif.) Pleasant Valley offensive lineman has a brother who plays for the Golden Bears, he's been to campus numerous times and he said he's most comfortable there.
Still, Rigsbee will visit Oregon and Boise State in April before making any decisions and there's a chance he'll take a trip to Washington, too. Oregon State recently offered and UCLA is showing more interest but Rigsbee said Cal, Oregon and Boise State are his top three.
"I still have to take those two other visits and I'll figure it out from there," Rigsbee said.
His brother, Tyler, is not pushing him one way or another but Cal is certainly in good position with Rigsbee, who was on campus for a recent junior day and Saturday's Rivals.com Five-Star Academy. He's met coach Jeff Tedford and said that it helps to know so many guys at Cal.
His trip to Oregon early next month could sway things. Rigsbee's goal is to get to know the coaching staff more - especially offensive line coach Steve Greatwood - and to check out the impressive facilities.
"I want to get to know the coaches a little better up there," Rigsbee said. "I talked to coach Greatwood but I haven't talked to him when he was recruiting me yet.
"I talked to him when he was recruiting my brother but that was three years ago. I want to get to know them a little bit and get to see their facilities a little better."
Boise State is an intriguing option. Rigsbee said playing in the WAC doesn't help the Broncos but their tradition of winning and interesting offense are pluses. Meeting with the coaching staff there is also important for Rigsbee to see if it's a fit.
"That is the one thing, they're in the WAC and that's not as good, but they have a real tradition of winning and I really like that," Rigsbee said. "I want to go somewhere I can win and their coaching staff just seems like they'd be really fun to play for. They run an interesting offense, got some guts in there."
A Washington visit is not a definite yet but Rigsbee said he'd like to see the Huskies, who have already offered, before making a decision.
"They're an up-and-coming program too so I'll take the visits and see what I like," he said.