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Golden Recruiting Wire: Brennan Scarlett Verbals, Braeden Anderson Intrigued By Cal

via <a href=""></a> Could another Canadian be on his way to play basketball at Cal?
via Could another Canadian be on his way to play basketball at Cal?

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January 19th, 2011 | 12 | 5

AOL Fanhouse gives Cal an A so far on Class of 2011. Oregon & USC got A+s.

Monty's Boys

"California and Virginia are the main schools after me ..."

At the moment, the former DePaul-signee has a clear favorite. "Cal is the favorite, I would say," stated the Canadian. "I have a good friend on the team, my fellow Canadian, Emerson Murray. They have really nice facilities, great academics and it wouldn’t hurt living in California.  Virginia is a close second, though."

Here's Anderson's ESPN recruiting profile. He's ranked as the sixth best Canadian in this year's class, according to Nolan Schuman of Flagrant Fouls.

Tedford & Company

  • Brennan Scarlett, DE (Cal) Central Catholic (Portland, OR) verbally committed to Cal [1]. Scarlett will join an outstanding class of DLs upfront w/ Todd Barr, Viliami Moala, and Mustafa Jalil.

Central Catholic coach Steve Pyne said Scarlett has immense potential.

"Every coach I talked to – whether it's recruit-speak or what – they all kind of projected him to be an NFL player," Pyne said. "He's going to achieve whatever he wants to achieve [2]."
  • Viliami Moala, DT (Cal) Grant Union (Sacramento, CA) impressed at the US Army All-American Bowl Food Relay contest, mouthing down a hot dog in 1.3 seconds [3].

    "Cal won’t go wrong with him, as a person and a player," Grant Union coach Mike Alberghini said. "I think he’ll have a shot to play as a freshman. He’s been a three-year starter for us. He’s extremely strong. Size-wise, he’ll fit in at college right away."

    In a 13-1 season for Grant Union, Moala had 131 tackles, 16 sacks and two fumble recoveries. rates him as the 33rd-best player in the country, and has him as the No. 9 defensive tackle nationally.

    In the recruiting process, Moala developed a bond with Cal defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi. The fact that Lupoi was suspended for Cal’s season-ending game against Washington, for earlier ordering his players to fake injuries in the Oregon game to slow down the tempo, was not a factor for Moala [4].

  • Stefan McClure, CB Vista (Vista, CA) set to officially visit Brady Hoke @ Michigan [5][6]. Rocky Long stepping in at San Diego State won't affect McClure's decision process much [7][8]. Cal, UCLA, Oregon State, Boise State, San Diego State are in the mix. McClure's decision will mostly likely come down to Cal vs UCLA [9].
    "This late in the process, it would have been easy to say no, so this is not a courtesy visit [10]."
  • Joel Willis, ATH (Cal) Pacifica (Garden Grove, CA) had a little trouble w/ Washington's ranks wanting to explore all his options -

    "They didn't want me to take any other visits," Willis said. "I committed so early, I felt like I wanted to see what else was out there. They said if I took any visits, my scholarship might not be honored. I visited Utah and I guess they didn't like that because I never heard back from them [$11]."

    "I narrowed it down to Utah and Cal," he told, "and I put the football programs aside and went off the education. That was the main factor. There was a pretty big difference in the degree. It was the main difference because of the profession I want to be in. I want to be in business and finance, and they're one of the top business schools in the country, and the No. 1 public school, so that was a big factor. They opened up more job opportunities than Utah did."


    "My dad and I checked out how many people Cal has put in the NFL and Utah has in the NFL, and there's a big difference [12]."

  • Kameron Jackson, CB Poly (Long Beach, CA) officially re-opened his recruitment and visited Colorado [$13]. "Good chance he will be a Bear [14]." Jackson has Cal, Colorado, Washington as his leaders and Cal will be making an in-home visit [15].
  • Maurice Harris, WR (Cal) Northern Guilford (Greensboro, NC) is already looking at the playbook to earn his spot on the field [16].

  • Marqise Lee, ATH Serra (Gardena, CA) has USC as his leader [17][$18]. Lee is visiting Miami this weekend.
  • Marqise Lee, ATH, Jordan Rigsbee, OG (Cal) Pleasant Valley (Chico, CA), Todd Barr, DT (Cal) Lakewood (Lakewood, CA), Viliami Moala, DT (Cal) Grant (Sacramento, CA), Jason Gibson, OLB (Cal) Serra (Gardena, CA), Kameron Jackson, CB Poly (Long Beach, CA), Stefan McClure, CB named to Cali High All-State Senior Team [19].
  • Amir Carlisle, RB The King's Academy (San Jose, CA) verbally committed to USC [20]. Cal eliminated.
  • Mercy Maston, CB Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA) verbally committed to Arizona State [21]. Cal eliminated.
  • Brandon Wright, ATH Palo Verdes (Las Vegas, NV) canceled his official visit. Wright will be visiting Boise State instead. San Diego State is in the mix. Cal eliminated.


Previous Golden Recruiting Wires 

December 22 | 15 | 8 | 1 November 23 | 17 | 10 | 3 October 27 | 20 | 12 | 6
September 29 | 22 | 15 | 9 | 2 August 24 | 19 | 12 | 5 July 28 | 22 | 15 | 8