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Cathedral High School (California) defensive lineman Ashton Sanders is ready to make his decision.

After taking official visits to Wisconsin and California this month, the 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive lineman is down to those two schools and is planning to announce a commitment Tuesday.

His first stop was Wisconsin, which left a strong impression.

"Wisconsin is a very good place, great football," Sanders said. "The scheme is amazing and the way they coach is just... NFL style. They have wise coaches, older, who have been around the game a lot and know the history. Their defensive line scheme is one of the best I've seen."

Cal got his last visit over the weekend and may have done enough to secure his commitment.

"Cal is amazing - amazing environment, amazing coaches," Sanders said. "The vibe is a California vibe.  I just loved hanging with the players at Cal. There's a lot of excitement. The coaches are very into it. You have relationships with every coach, doesn't matter if they are on the opposite side of the ball. Football-wise, it's the same as Wisconsin for me." 

One aspect that won't be a determining factor is how he'll be used in college.

Both programs want to see how his body and technique develop before projecting him to a specific spot up front. 

"They will place me wherever is best for me and my development," he said. 

Sanders is rated the nation's No. 59 defensive lineman, and held offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Notre Dame, Utah, Washington and others before trimming it down to his final two. 

As a junior, he accumulated 36 tackles, 14 tackles-for-loss, four sacks and 16 quarterback hits in eight games. 

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