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Noah Dickerson down to Cal and Washington, eliminates Texas

It comes down to this.

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(HT CALBoiler for finding this!)

It's hard to believe this Cal basketball recruiting class can get better, but we might just be on the verge of that. Noah Dickerson has confirmed a visit to Berkeley this weekend. According to ZagsBlog, he will be choosing between the California Golden Bears and the Washington Huskies. Dickerson will only be taking two visits: One to Berkeley, and one to Seattle.

Here is the timetable for his decision:

"They all have great coaches," Dickerson said. "A big thing for me is having a coach that’s a great man and also a great coach. All of those schools have great men as coaches, and they’re all great coaches. They’re all great academic schools, and they all like to throw the ball inside."

He hopes to decide soon.

"I’m trying to make it in the next 3-4 weeks," he said.

That means the Texas Longhorns are out.

Released from his letter of intent at Florida when Billy Donovan left to become head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dickerson could seal up the last remaining depth issue in Cal's frontcourt. Dickerson could become Cal's version of Tristan Thompson; with every other player an outside shooting threat, Dickerson can clean up and do a lot of damage as the fifth option on the floor with his athletic hops and ability to crash the boards on both sides of the floor. For a team that struggled on the boards last season, Dickerson could immediately fill in that hole. Read Rob's scouting report for more on what Dickerson brings to the table for Cal hoops.

Washington might have the recruiting edge in this battle--Lorenzo Romar has been recruiting Dickerson for some time, and the actionable offer has been out a lot longer. But Cal has made up critical ground in the last few weeks, and they appear to be right in the hunt.