Frisco (Texas) Wakeland defender Noah Westerfield recently re-opened his recruitment after being a long time commit to Northwestern, and he has seen the interest pick up.
He did not make the decision to decommit from Northwestern in haste, and as signing day approaches, he is taking a close look at a few top programs.
"You know my thought process is that I'm not going to Northwestern anymore, so I just have to open up to more schools who were coming in early for me like Cal and Wake Forest and schools like that," Westerfield said.
"I like Cal right now. They just left my house from a home visit. It went really well and we talked a long time about schemes and the school and the area and everything like that. It was a great talk. I like Cal right now. Going up there it would be a great fit for me. I like the coaches a lot.
"Wake Forest came back in today. The whole new coaching staff and the DC talked to me today just about my position and it sounded like a good thing.
"Then Virginia also came in today. They see me as an outside linebacker/defensive end position and I'm going to think about Virginia and look at the campus more and call them back. I think they went to my house today for a home visit, he's with my parents right now because I have a basketball game. I haven't talked in depth with him but I'm pretty sure it's good information.
"I'm just kind of thinking about those three schools, but Cal's at the top of my list right now."
The Cal Golden Bears entered the picture a couple of months ago, and were on his mind before he re-opened his recruiting process. He has done research and he plans to take his official visit to Cal over the weekend.
He does not have any other official visits scheduled at this point, but he may schedule more over the next few days.
In addition to the interest from Cal, Wake Forest, and Virginia, there is one more program Westerfield is also keeping an eye on at this point.
"I was also thinking about Washington," Westerfield said. "They haven't offered or anything like that, but coach Gregory told me to give them a call in the next day or two. They're the ones who offered me at Boise State, him and coach Peterson, so I like that coaching staff a lot and it was a great look for me."