Seven top recruits visit Berkeley this weekend

Bears hope second weekend of visits goes as successful as first

Seven players from the Class of 2022 are taking official visits to Berkeley this weekend, continuing the official visit period that began this month.

I believe that one of the best indicators of the Bears’ chances is the length of relationship between player and coach, so I’ve included the month of offer for each school involved (though some schools *cough* Arizona State/Colorado/Michigan *cough* like to throw out offers to any warm body). Most of Cal’s top targets are offered around two years before their graduation.

David Bailey - LB, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 0.9721 247Sports Composite

The 6’3, 220 lb star is one of the highest-rated recruits to take an official visit up to Memorial Stadium in recent memory. Bailey’s trip is a bit of a surprise as he was only offered by the Bears in April. He will a trip to Oregon State (offered in May) next weekend and head to Stanford (offered June 2020) on the 24th.

Sam Yoon - OT, Loyola (Los Angeles, CA) 87 247Sports

Yoon, who is 6’5/280 lb, was offered by the Bears in May and hasn’t scheduled any other visits. Still, a recent offer from local UCLA looms, and Yoon mentioned that Stanford is thinking about offering him as well.

Dave Iuli - IOL, Puyallup (Puyallup, WA) 0.9233 247Sports Composite

The 6’5, 315 lb 4* was offered by the Bears in March 2020. He just visited Oregon State (who offered in September) and plans to visit Oregon (January 2020 offer) and USC (July) in the coming weeks.

Sioape Vatikani - IOL, Bishop Manogue (Reno, NV) 0.8789 247Sports Composite

Vatikani, who is 6’3 and 280 lb, was offered by the Bears in April 2020. He has no other visits scheduled.

Djouvensky Schlenbaker - RB, Squalicum (Bellingham, WA) 0.8567 Composite

Schlenbaker is 6’1 and 217 lbs. Running backs coach Aristotle Thompson offered Schlenbaker last July. He also has a scheduled visit to Washington State on the 25th. It seems that Schlenbaker is mostly waiting for a change of heart from the Washington staff as he’s listed as “warm” to them on 247Sports but hasn’t been allowed to take an official visit there.

Nunie Tuitele - OLB, Regis Jesuit (Aurora, CO) 85 247Sports

Tuitele, who is 6’4 and 230 lbs, was offered by the Bears in February. He currently has no other visits scheduled.

Braydon Brus - WILL, Glendora (Glendora, CA) 0.8527 247Sports Composite

The 6’2, 206 lb athlete was offered by Peter Sirmon in February. He just visited Northwestern (April offer) and will visit Colorado on the 25th (May 2020 offer).

The Bears picked up two commitments (Nathan Burrell and Jaxson Moi) from six visitors last weekend. Will the hitting streak continue into the second weekend?