Darius Powe, Lakewood WR, Commits To Cal

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Bryce Treggs. Kenneth Walker. Cedric Dozier. With Cal losing many of its receivers to graduation this offseason, the Bears need as many young outside playmakers from their next class to fill in the gaps. They've found three of the best on the West Coast in the weeks leading up to today. Now they've added another talent.

Darius Powe from Lakewood becomes the fourth wide receiver from the 2012 recruiting class; Jim McGill of Bear Insider obtained these quotes from Powe.

"I love the education and how it's all like a big family at Cal," said Powe. "And I like and trust the coaches and fee comfortable with them and the program. Having guys like Bryce and Todd (Cal defensive end and former Lakewood teammate Todd Barr) there makes it that much better."

Powe wasn't really considered to be in the mix for the Bears early, but Cal has been on him for quite some time and was apparently a silent commit coming into this weekend. Powe commits to Cal over programs like Michigan, UCLA, Oregon State, Utah and Arizona State. Powe had offers from ten Pac-12 programs, Michigan, Miami, Nebraska and Boise, but the Bears came out on top. He will be playing in the Under Armour All-America game with his future quarterback Zach Kline.

Eric Kiesau is sure making his impact felt in his first year back on the job as Cal's receivers coach. He's finding the best receivers in the West and getting them to commit to the program. So glad to have him back.

Welcome to Cal, Powe! GO BEARS!

After the jump, more on Powe, plus video highlights.

Here are Powe's highlights.

(via 247SportsStudio)

At 6'2", 190 pounds he could develop into a capable, physical receiver that can run many of the big-time routes. You can already see that his technique is pretty sound in the way he uses his entire body to put defenders on their heels. He's good at adjusting to where the football is throwing the ball and being precise in timing with his quarterback. In time, he has a chance to develop into one of our most solid pass-catchers.

Here are the rankings for Powe from the various recruiting services.

  • Rivals: 248th best recruit in Rivals250, 4 stars, 30th best recruit in California, 41st best wide receiver
  • Scout: 3 stars, 99th best receiver
  • ESPN: 86th best recruit in ESPNU150, 14th best wide receiver, 8th best recruit in California
  • 247Sports: 89 rating, 41st best recruit in California, 51st best wide receiver
  • MaxPreps: Tom Lemming has Powe listed as his 18th best wide receiver (Treggs is 10th)

This could be the first of many recruiting commits to fill up what could be a very exciting 2012 class.

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