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Weekend Visits a Hit With Cal Targets and Commits

October 31, 2023

The Bears hosted a large group of visitors for Saturday’s shootout against USC in likely their last meeting for years, including one official visit and 11 unofficial visitors.

The list included 2024 Bishop Manogue (Reno, NV) OLB Salesi Manu on an official visit along with unofficial visits from ‘24 Central Catholic (Modesto, CA) safety commit Brooklyn Cheek‍, ‘24 Acalanes (Lafayette, CA) WR commit Trevor Rogers‍, Granite Bay '25 RB commit Carter Jackson‍, ‘25 Aquinas (San Bernardino, CA) RB commit Jojo Solis‍, ‘25 San Ramon Valley LB Marco Jones‍, ‘25 Crean Lutheran ILB Carter Jones‍, ‘24 El Cerrito ATH WSU commit Kamani Jackson, ‘25 Millikan (Long Beach, CA) QB JP Mialovski, ‘25 Pittsburg safety Etene Pritchard, ‘25 TE Meyer Swinney and ‘25 Castlemont ATH Elijah Washington.‍
Marco Jones '25 SRV LB (high target).

“I had a great time and really enjoyed learning what Cal had to offer, Manu said after his official visit. “I was talking with Sioape Vatikani a ton, who was my host. I really enjoyed the atmosphere! There were tons of fans and it was a really good game.”

“My visit was great,” Cheek said. “It was a great environment and a great game too. I got to meet with my guys Terrence Brown, Tre Watson, and Josh Drayden pregame and say what’s up real quick. I can’t wait to be playing there!”

“I had a great visit to Cal this past week,” Jackson said. “I got to spend some good time with Coach AT. He was talking a lot with me and JoJo Solis during the visit. I also spoke a lot to Javian (Thomas).  We’ve become pretty cool. I also spoke to Fernando Mendoza in the locker room. He is a really cool dude. I was really impressed with how well he played.”

“The atmosphere was really good and it was great to see Jaydn Ott and the other running backs play so well.”

“My visit to Cal was super dope, as usual,” Solis said. “I didn’t get to really interact with the players that day because it was game day and i wasn’t trying to be in the way but I was able to say wassup to the coaches and talk to Coach AT. The atmosphere was amazing on Saturday. Not once did the energy die down. It was great weather and everyone was really just into the game.”

“I really enjoyed my visit to Cal this past weekend,” LB Carter Jones said. “It was great to see the atmosphere of a big game. The Cal fans and the game day experience were awesome. I thought the team played great. They really played with energy and intensity. I loved how aggressive the coaching staff was with their calls. They went out to win the game. I love the coaching staff, starting with Coach Wilcox and Coach Sirmon, and Coach AT is my man! I have a great relationship with all of them. It was also a special weekend as my brother (frosh QB Cade Jones) got a Cal offer to play QB for the Bears in 2027. It would be an amazing experience if we could play together in college. Go Bears!”

“My visit at Cal was great,” Mialovski said after receiving an offer at Cal this weekend. “I didn’t have the opportunity to visit the campus because I had a game the night before. I flew in the day of the game and had to catch a flight back right after the game. I had about 30 minutes to eat and interact with other recruits prior to going on the field. Everyone was really nice. The atmosphere was electric! Cal fans definitely showed up and we’re very supportive. The fans were very energetic and showed their true love for Cal football.”

“Man I loved my visit,” Swinney said after another return to Cal to see his brother Bastian play. “It’s always great to come out and see the school. The atmosphere was especially great on Saturday and it was fun watching them eat up the USC defense.”

“The visit was great,” Washington said. “I got a chance to speak with Coach Toler and a few Cal players. The fans were live as always and the atmosphere was good, Cal has always had a nice solid fan base that I’ve liked.”

“I got to talk to Brooklyn Cheek who is on my 7on7 and his mom, who are really good people,” Rogers said. “I was with good friends from high school and being able to play a great USC team that close definitely leaves a good impression.”

The Bears will be back on the road this weekend facing off against #6 Oregon (7-1/4-1) in Eugene this weekend.

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