Keith Browner: Still a Bear

Keith Browner: Still a Bear

Keith Browner saw all that he needed to see this weekend during his official visit to Cal. The 4 star Dorsey (LA) defensive end, reaffirmed that his commitment to Cal is solid after his trip to Berkeley.

"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 Browner.

"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 in Berkeley.

"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 that."

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 true.

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