USC DL recruit checks out Cal 

December, 12, 2011
12/12/11
11:19
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Defensive lineman Pio Vatuvei (Patterson, Calif.) committed last summer to USC but visited Cal officially over the weekend. And the Bears sound like they have as good a shot as anyone right now.

“Cal was a great visit, I had an incredible time,” Vatuvei said. “Vei Moala was my host, but I hung out with the whole team and all the other recruits that were there. It was a huge group, and the one thing I felt more than anything was the sense of family, and that’s most important to me. When anyone asks me what I’m looking for in a school, No. 1 thing is family, and Cal has that.

“The coaches like me as a defensive end in their 3-4 scheme but would move me all over to take advantage of mismatches. Tosh Lupoi is obviously a great coach and a great guy, and he has been recruiting me hard for a long time. I camped with Cal in the summer, and that’s when I was offered. I had already seen the campus, and the new facilities are really coming along, but this visit was really about meeting the players, and that was a lot of fun.”

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