Cal Football Recruiting Board 2012

With all the recruiting servers now up-to-date and the majority of Cal offers out there, it's time to reveal our 2012 Cal football recruiting board!

Click here for the current spreadsheet. I made the text big so you wouldn't have trouble finding it. I can't embed it here because Google takes too long to load its spreadsheet.

Some details on how the board is set up.

  • Gold-shaded rows indicate that the recruit has currently indicated a solid Cal verbal.
  • After that, there should be a space between the verbals and the next set of players. These next set of recruits for each position that are not gold-shaded are recruits that are strongly considering the Bears. We consider the probability of them coming to Cal at least 20% or higher.
  • After that space, there should be another space and another set of players.  These next set of recruits for each position have Cal on their list, but are at this time not likely to be Golden Bears (less than 20%, sometimes much less). They generally have Cal offers, but they've either committed to other schools or seem to be looking elsewhere. I will assuredly be wrong about one of these guys every year.
  • THIS LIST IS NEVER TOTALLY OFFICIAL. It's constructed to the best of our knowledge based on the information presented to us by bands of renegade chimps.
  • My projection of Cal commits is far from scientific. There are 19 seniors on scholarship playing for our 2011 Golden Bears. Weighing attrition, I think we have enough space for 19-21.
  • If you would be interested in collaborating on this recruiting project, shoot me an email (bearsnecessities at gmail), and we can discuss further involvement.
  • And for those who hate spreadsheets? Table's below (this won't be updated nearly as much because it takes me five minutes to fix up, which is five minutes too much). Verbals are in bold.  No video (use the spreadsheet!), because that would take me fifty minutes to fix up. 
  • The spreadsheet is prettier than the table.
  • Enjoy!

 

Name School Hometown Measurables Rivals ESPN 24/7 Scout Schools Considering (w/ offers)
Quarterback Projection: 1 Commit              
Zach Kline San Ramon Valley Danville, CA 6'2", 210 5.9 81 93 4 Cal
                 
Running Back Projection: 1 Commit              
Byron Marshall Valley Christian San Jose, CA 5'10", 195 5.8 80 94 4 ASU, Cal, ND, Oregon, USC, UW top 6
KeiVarae Russell Mariner Everett, WA 6'0", 170 5.8 79 96 4 Boise, Cal, ND, USC, UW top 5
Keith Marshall Millbrook Raleigh, NC 5'11", 190 5.9 85 99 5 30+ offers, P12 (Cal, Colo, Stan, Ore, SC)
                 
Nick Tompkins Brookwood Snellvile, GA 5'10", 185 5.6 75 85 3 Michigan State
Shaquille Powell* Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV 5'9", 195 5.7 74 87 3 ASU, Fresno St, Vandy, UNLV, SDSU
Visa Thach (FB)* Kentwood Kent, WA 5'8", 230 N/A 40 N/A N/A No offers, high interest in ND

               
Wide Receivers Projection: 4 Commits              
Bryce Treggs St. John Bosco Bellflower, CA 5'11", 171 5.8 80 92 4 Cal
                 
Derrick Woods Inglewood Inglewood, CA 6'1", 180 5.9 80 94 4 7 P12 (USC fave), Bama, UF, Miami, OU
Jordan Payton Oaks Christian Westlake Village, CA 6'2", 199 5.8 80 93 4 Cal, Michigan top 2
Davonte Neal Chaparral Scottsdale, AZ 5'10", 175 5.8 83 95 4 Arizona, Wash, Ore St, USC in top 13
Darius Powe Lakewood Lakewood, CA 6'2", 186 5.8 80 89 3 Ore St., Utah, Mich, Miami (FL) top 4
Kenneth Walker JFK Richmond, CA 6'0", 170 5.7 76 86 3 10 Pac-12 offers (Cal lean), Boise St
Jaydon Mickens Dorsey Los Angeles, CA 5'8", 170 5.8 79 91 3 USC, but potential decommit
                 
Stefon Diggs Our Lady of G.C. Olney, MD 6'0", 185 6.1 84 99 5 35-40 offers, 3 Pac-12 (Cal/SC/LA)
Leonte Carroo Don Bosco Prep Ramsey, NJ 6'1", 205 5.8 77 92 4 Rutgers
Joel Caleb Clover Hill Midlothian, VA 6'2", 201 5.9 81 96 4 15+ offers, Cal claims one via BI
Thomas Johnson Skyline Dallas, TX 6'0", 180 5.9 82 96 4 Texas
Drae Bowles Jackson Christian Jackson, TN 6'1", 198 5.8 80 93 4 Tennessee
Deontay Greenberry Washington Union Fresno, CA 6'3", 187 5.8 80 92 4 Notre Dame
                 
Offensive Line Projection: 5 Commits              
Josh Garnett Puyallup Puyallup, WA 6'5", 275 6 82 96 5 Cal, Ore, Stan, UCLA, USC, UW in top 11
Kyle Murphy San Clemente San Clemente, CA 6'7", 275 5.9 83 99 5 Offers from all P12 schools, 20+ in all
Zach Banner Lakes Lakewood, WA 6'9", 310 5.9 80 94 5 Cal, UW, Ore, USC in top 10
Jordan Simmons Crespi Encino, CA 6'5", 333 5.9 80 95 5 USC, UCLA, UW, Cal, 20+ offers
Freddie Tagaloa Salesian Richmond, CA 6'8", 300 5.8 79 93 4 Cal, Oregon, Stanford, USC
Matt Cochran (C)
Buhach Atwater, CA 6'4", 340 5.7 78 N/A 3 Cal, Stanford, Utah, UW, Bama* (no off)
                 
Andrus Peat Corona Del Sol Tempe, AZ 6'7", 305 6.1 83 99 5 Nebraska, FSU, Texas top 3
Ronnie Stanley Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV 6'7", 285 5.8 79 96 4 USC in top 10-13, ND, FSU, Miami in mix
Brandon Fanaika Pleasant Grove Pleasant Grove, UT 6'3", 293 5.8 78 92 4 Utah, Utah St, BYU, 5 other P12s
Derek Edinburgh Edna Karr New Orleans, LA 6'8", 320 5.7 78 84 3 LSU
Fernando Villanueva* Independence San Jose, CA 6'6', 280 5.6 76 81 3 High interest in Cal, academic concerns
Stephon McCray* Bullard Fresno, CA 6'3", 300 5.6 79 82 3 ASU
Hiva Lutui* Trinity Euless, TX 6'3", 284 5.6 78 91 4 UCLA
Garrett Adcock* Dallas Christian Dallas, TX 6'2", 275 5.5 70 N/A 2 Bro Chris at Cal, no off (AF, Harvd, Navy)
Tavita Taito Deer Valley Antioch, CA 6'1", 298 5.6 45 N/A N/A ASU, Cal, Colo, Ore, Ore St, Utah, WSU
                 
Arik Armstead Pleasant Grove Elk Grove, CA 6'8", 280 6 83 100 5 USC (committed as D-End)
Kyle Kalis St. Edward Lakewood, OH 6'5", 302 6 80 96 5 Michigan
Erik Magnuson La Costa Canyon Encintas, CA 6'6", 275 5.9 79 95 4 Michigan
Isaac Seumalo Corvallis Corvallis, OR 6'3", 280 5.8 81 94 4 Oregon State
Paul Thurston Arvada Arvada, CO 6'5", 275 5.8 80 92 4 Nebraska
Joey O'Connor Windsor Windsor, CO 6'4", 280 5.8 80 84 3 Penn State
Nathan Dean Juanita Kirkland, WA 6'5", 275 5.6 79 N/A 3 Washington
                 
 Tight Ends Projection: 1 Commit              
Christo Kourtzidis Lutheran Orange, CA 6'4", 230 5.8 78 93 4 Florida State, but still interest in Cal
Keoni Bush-Loo* Kamehameha Honolulu, HI 6'4", 240 5.4 75 N/A N/A Nebraska offer, Cal/Hawaii interest
                 
Taylor McNamara Westview San Diego, CA 6'5", 235 5.9 79 94 3 Arizona
Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick Whitney Rocklin, CA 6'5", 250 5.8 80 93 4 USC
Ian Taubler Bullard Fresno, CA 6'4", 235 5.6 75 87 3 UCLA
                 
Defensive Line Projection: 3 Commits              
Eddie Goldman Friendship Academy Washington DC 6'4", 307 6.1 87 100 5 Cal in top 7
Ellis McCarthy Monrovia Monrovia, CA 6'5", 311 6.1 82 97 5 USC, UW, Oregon, Cal, UF top 5
Aziz Shittu Buhach Atwater, CA 6'3", 275 6.1 80 96 5 Cal, Stan, UCLA, USC, UW among top 9
Jonathan Bullard Crest Shelby, NC 6'4", 255 6.1 81 94 4 Cal in top 13
Troy Hinds Davis Kaysville, UT 6'4", 225 5.8 79 94 4 BYU
Luke Kaumatule Punahou Honolulu, HI 6'7", 225 5.8 79 90 4 Cal, Hawaii, Ore, Stan, UCLA, Utah, UW
DeForest Buckner Punahou Honolulu, HI 6'7", 230 5.8 78 89 3 UA, Cal, CU, Ore, UCLA, Utah, UW, WSU
Kisima Jagne* Chandler Chandler, AZ 6'5", 235 5.7 78 88 3 UA, ASU, CU, UW, WSU, 9 offers
                 
Darius Hamilton Don Bosco Prep Ramsey, NJ 6'4", 245 6.1 81 98 5 Cal, CU, Oregon, USC among 25 offers
Noah Spence Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg, PA 6'4", 245 6.1 86 97 5 USC in top 7
Tommy Schutt Glenbard West Glen Ellyn, IL 6'3", 301 5.9 80 96 5 UF, ND, Penn St, Wisconsin top 4
Javonte Magee Houston San Antonio, TX 6'6", 275 5.8 80 96 4 40 offers
Julien Obioha Brother Martin New Orleans, LA 6'4", 255 N/A N/A 89 2 Arizona, Cal, Colorado, 13 offers
Alex Balducci Central Catholic Portland, OR 6'4", 262 5.8 79 89 3 Oregon
                 
 Linebackers Projection: 3 Commits              
Michael Barton De La Salle Concord, CA 6'1", 200 5.8 79 92 4 Cal
Hardy Nickerson Bishop O'Dowd Oakland, CA 6'0", 218 5.6 68 N/A 2 Cal
                 
Ifeadi Odenigbo Centerville Centerville, OH 6'4", 210 5.9 82 96 4 Cal, NWU, Notre Dame, OSU, Stanford
Brian Nance Trinity Euless, TX 6'3", 210 5.9 80 96 4 Cal, UCLA, USC, 11 overall offers
Kaiwan Lewis St. Joseph Hammonton, NJ 6'2", 227 5.8 80 92 4 Cal, 15+ offers
Seth Jacobs Arroyo Grande Arroyo Grande, CA 6'2", 205 5.8 80 84 4 All P12s except USC, Utah, Stan
Xavier Harbert Plano Plano, TX 6'3", 220 5.5 40 81 N/A Cal offer
Pio Vatuvei Patterson Patterson, CA 6'2", 265 N/A 45 N/A 3 USC
                 
Moana Ofahengaue Westlake Lehi, UT 6'4", 210 5.7 45 88 3 FSU, Michigan, Neb, Oregon, Utah top 5
Scott Starr Norco Norco, CA 6'3", 225 5.8 79 95 4 USC
Aaron Porter La Habra La Habra, CA 6'2", 230 5.8 80 87 4 UCLA
Ben Weaver Klein Klein, TX 6'1", 225 5.6 79 85 2 Boise State
                 
                 
Defensive Backs Projection: 3 Commits              
Shaq Thompson Grant Sacramento, CA 6'2", 210 6.1 83 99 5 Cal, ND, Ore, UCLA, USC, UW top 6
Yuri Wright Don Bosco Prep Ramsey, NJ 6'2", 180 5.9 82 98 4 Cal, Colo, UGA, Mich, ND, Rutgers top 6
Kevon Seymour Muir Pasadena, CA 6'0", 170 5.9 80 94 4 9 P12s (except Ore, Stan, WSU), 13 offs
Ishmael Adams Oaks Christian Westlake Village, CA 5'10", 185 5.8 80 93 4 Cal leads among 15+ offers
Colin Blake Brandeis San Antonio, TX 6'3", 185 5.8 78 88 4 Cal, Okla, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech
Cedric Dozier Lakes Lakewood, WA 5'11", 175 5.8 78 87 4 ASU, Cal, CU, Ore, Ore St, UW
Zach Hoffpauir Centennial Peoria, AZ 5'11", 195 5.7 75 81 3 7 P12 offers, 15 in all
Damien Lawry A Maceo Smith Dallas, TX 6'0", 175 5.6 45 89 2 UA, ASU, Cal, CU, Utah, 15+ offs
Gerald Bowman Pierce C.C. Woodland Hills, CA 6'1", 210 N/A N/A N/A 4 10 P12 offers (no Ore/Stan), 20+ in all
Travell Dixon E. Arizona J.C. Thatcher, AZ 6'2", 200 N/A N/A N/A 4 UA, ASU, Cal, Ore St, Utah, 12 offers
               
Tee Shepard Central East Fresno, CA 6'0", 170 5.9 80 94 5 Notre Dame
D.J. White Union Grove McDonough, GA 5'11", 175 5.7 78 88 3 South Florida
Will Hines Waco Waco, TX 6'1", 175 5.7 75 86 3 Missouri

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