"It was a situation where I was really comfortable with my commitment
to Cal and I let the coaches know that even though I wanted to take a couple
official visits, it was very unlikely that anything would change," said
"I took an official to Colorado a couple months ago and it was okay,
but that was it. I'm not taking any more visits and my commitment to
Cal is definite," reiterated the star DE.
The Dorsey star pass rusher had lots of good things to say about his weekend
"Yeah, we had a great time. We hung out together as a group most of
the time. I've grown up together with (teammate LB) Mark Johnson playing
Pop Warner and all and I know he was very impressed with what Cal had to offer.
They really gave him something to think about.
"I got to know some of the other recruits pretty well, too, like (Colorado
prep DE) Greg Banks, C.J. Gable, Kevin Riley and some of the others. I feel
like I've made some new friends."
Brandon Mebane was Browner's host on the trip. Mebane starred for Dorsey's
fierce rival Crenshaw (LA) before arriving at Cal. The LA City Section champs
twice defeated Browner's Dons this season to capture their championship.
Dorsey ended the season with a 10-3 final mark.
So do the Crenshaw and Dorsey squads have a lot of respect for each other?
"Nah, we don't really like each other at all. We're pretty
big rivals," said Browner.
Okay, how about "respect for the players?"
"Yeah, I guess you could say that. There's a respect for the individuals
on the teams," noted Browner. "There are a lot of great players
at both schools.
"Me and Brandon have gotten to know each other pretty well over the
last year or so and there's not any rivalry animosity or anything like
While the Bears never doubted that Browner's commitment would hold,
it's always nice to hear that the visits are over and a star of Browner's
caliber is fully on board.
Now the Bears can focus on their hopes that his teammates - star LB
Mark Johnson and star RB Stafon Johnson (no relation) also see the same things
in the Cal program that their star teammate obviously does.
Commitments from this trio of stars would definitely be a "Bears dream" come
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