Can’t find a much larger contrast in Universities and areas in the United States to live than Fayetteville, Ar compared to Berkeley, Ca.
I find it odd that this young man couldn’t find a fit closer to home if he is really all that good of a prospect. I wish him luck and good fortune in his future.
His brother plays at Harvard. Cal academically is obviously the better school, seems like his family values education a lot, to me.