Cal Football: New DE Commitment Isadore Outing

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

Texas Defensive End Isadore Outing has apparently committed to Cal, adding a 4th commit to the 2014 class.

According to Rivals.com, Cal Football has landed a 4th commit for the class of 2014. He's rated a 2-star by Rivals and 3-star by 24/7 Sports. Looks like Sonny's Texas connection is paying dividends as he's from Houston and attends Dekaney High. Welcome to Cal Isadore! GO BEARS!

— Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) May 29, 2013

More information from Blueandgold15:

Joining Koa Farmer, Tre Watson and Jalen Harvey is our first out of stater in the 2014 class, Isadore Outing, from Texas. Welcome to Cal, Isadore!

Per @vypehouston ,Spring (TX) Dekaney DE Isadore Outing has committed to #Cal. 247sports.com/Player/Isadore…

The Rankings

247Sports: 3 star (84)

Rivals: 2 star

ESPN: Unranked

Scout: Unranked

As always, we should keep in mind the fact that the recruiting services are busy re-rating guys - will throughout the season - and that a lot of these things depend on how much exposure players get. [Remember Takk McKinley?]

The Tape

Outing runs a reported 4.7 40, which, combined with a rangy, 6'2" frame, is intriguing. Granted, those aren't Takkarist McKinley levels of freakhood, but it does give the Bears a nice base to start with. He could stand to put on a little weight, though, as Outing is currently reported at 215 by the various recruiting services [although his hudl page lists him at 235, which would be much better]. If it's the former weight, he's still a tad too light, but it's nothing a year or two in the weight room won't fix. Luckily, the Bears don't need a DE to step in and play immediately, with their rotation at end going 5 or 6 deep already.

Highlights on Outing are hard to come by, so this next part is based off of what little footage actually exists. Based on the tape, Outing looks to be a good enough athlete, capable of playing either end spot for his team, and able to chasing down ballcarriers even after he has been "read". [That's that 4.7 speed coming into play.] He's strong at the point of attack for his size, and uses his hands well to fight off blocks, although I think he does play a little bit too upright right now. Still a very good player against the run. However, clips of him pass-rushing are rare, which suggests that the Bears are getting a work in progress.

What he does in his senior season will tell us much more about the player we are getting in fall of 2014, I'd say. Stay tuned.

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