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December 11, 2005
Gable down to two
C.J. Gable took his official visit to Cal this past weekend. The talented athlete said he'll take one last visit this upcoming weekend and he's now down to two schools.Sylmar (Calif.) running back
Gable, 5-11, 180 pounds is a top 100 player nationally and had a big senior season. He earlier visited Mississippi and said the trip to Cal has made the Bears a serious player for his services.
"I had a real good time, a lot better than I expected," Gable said. "Friday we took a tour of the campus and met with some of the academic people. We checked out the classrooms and saw where the students like to hang out.
"We also took a tour of the stadium and the football facilities. We saw the weight room, locker rooms, things like that. Terrell Williams was my host and he took me out later that night and showed me around the city. It was fun, Berkeley is a cool place and there is a lot to do and see there.
"Saturday, we all had breakfast at Coach Tedfords house and hung out there most of the day. We played play station and just talked to him a lot, asked questions about the team and kind of what role we would have if we went there. Later that night, we all went out again with a lot of the playes and the other recruits.
"Sunday, we ate breakfast and then spent some one on one time with our position coach and also Coach Tedford. He asked me if I was really looking at Cal and I said I was and liked them a lot. I asked him some questions, asked him about my role in the offense and how much could I expect to play. I told him I didn't care if I started but I would like to play some and he told me he definitely saw me competing for minutes right away. They have Marshawn Lynch there but next year could be his last and I would be able to play a lot in the next few years.
"I'm going to visit USC next weekend (Dec. 16) and that will be my last trip. I was going to visit Arizona in January and I was looking at UCLA a little too but I'm down to USC and Cal. My trip to USC should be a good time and then I'm hoping to make my decision the week following my visit. USC is recruiting me as an athlete right now and said I could play running back or defensive back and I really have no preference at all. I'll play either spot in college, it doesn't matter, just wherever I can get on the field."