Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE
Sonny Dykes makes his first recruiting splash, flipping San Antonio WR Dannon Cavil out of Madison High School from Ole Miss to Cal.
Sonny Dykes is starting to put in work on the recruiting trail. After heading over to Texas for an in-home visit earlier this week, San Antonio wide receiver Dannon Cavil has changed his verbal from Ole Miss to Cal.
"My parents felt great about the decision," said Cavil. "That was ultimately the final thing that helped me decide to commit to Cal.
"They feel like I do that Cal was just the best fit for me. They helped me think everything through and they know what a great school Cal is.
"They liked Coach Dykes and Coach Likens a lot, too. It's funny -we've had a lot of coaches coming through the house lately and my mom always makes coffee and some kind of dessert and no one's really accepted anything. But the Cal coaches were happy to sit down with us and enjoy what she served and that was a real blessing to her. That made her visit."
Cavil committed to Ole Miss back in March, but he has been interested in the Bears for quite some time. Cal offered him quite some time ago, he took an official to the Bears back in October, and now it seems he's all ready to go in time for January. Cavil will be an early entree, so he'll get a chance to play in short order as he'll be able to participate in spring practice.
Cal could use some wide receiver depth. Cavil comes in at 6-5, 205 pounds, running a 4.5 40 time, so why not get a tall receiver who's perfect for Dykes's offense and can operate out of the slot?
- Rivals: Three stars
- ESPN: 35th best wide receiver, 31st best Texas recruit, 240th in ESPN 300
- 247 Sports: 99th among top wide recievers and is the 114th top recruit from Texas.
- Scout: 119th best receiver
Here are some abbreviated video highlights. His full senior highlight reel can be found via multiple videos on his Hudl account.
Cavil visited Cal back in the first week of October, with Marcus Arroyo being his primary recruiter from the Tedford era. It's nice to see that Dykes and Likens were able to bridge the gap with Arroyo's pitch to sell Cal to him here in short order.
Welcome to Cal, Dannon! Go Bears!