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Golden Nuggets: Brennan Scarlett Looks Forward to Playing for Clancy Pendergast's Defense

Things didn't go as planned on Brennan Scarlett's official visit to Cal, but his connection with the players and coaches helped solidify his decision to come to Cal.

During his official visit to Cal on Nov. 20, Scarlett as he watched the Bears lose 48-14 to arch-rival Stanford - another of his finalists - he knew that this was the place he wanted to be.

"It was probably the biggest part of it all," Scarlett said. "I felt like I could relate to the players on the team and they were all pretty good guys, and humble, and I felt like that was just me. I felt like I'd fit in well."

The final score didn't mean so much to Scarlett as everything surrounding the 113th edition of the Big Game.

"It was just one game," Scarlett said. "What I was really focused on was more the atmosphere at the school, and I saw a lot of fan support. I think that's pretty important: having a lot of people at your games, and a lot of people rooting for you. That was what I liked about that game."
Scarlett will play defensive end and a little bit of outside linebacker for defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.

"We've talked a few times just about the position they'll have me at and how they'll utilize me," Scarlett said. "I'm happy with what he's saying, so we have a good relationship. I like his scheme a lot. You're almost guaranteed success. I shouldn't say 'guaranteed,' but the scheme, it puts you in a great position to be successful and make plays, and that's one of the things that I want.

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