Well. He is an impressive athlete.
As for his decision to choose a place he would be happy for 4 years he could not have chosen 4 more different schools.
SMU in Plano-Dallas Texas; NC State in Raleigh NC; Vanderbilt in Nashville tenn and Berkeley are all very different locations in almost every way (especially geography, culture, student body)
Although the non-Cal schools are probably more alike in politics and different from Cal.