Another recruit that the previous coaching staff recruited will not be coming to Berkeley. Cathedral wide receiver Torry McTyer has reopened his commitment and will not attend Cal.
BREAKING: 3-star Cathedral High WR/DB Torry McTyer has decommitted from #Cal. Here's the latest from his coach ($) cal.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fi… …— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) January 31, 2013
dlvr.it/2sy383 Cal has dropped Tory McTyer and he is scrambling for a new school. (UCB Coug)— CougarBoard (@CougarBoard) January 31, 2013
It has long been rumored that McTyer was going to have trouble making it into Cal due to the more stringent academic requirements the new coaching regime is putting in place. As Sonny Dykes has previously noted, if he suspected players were going to have trouble succeeding at Cal academically, he was going to have to move on and find other recruits who would. It does seem the type of recruit that Dykes has gone after since coming to Cal have had more of an academically rigorous background, which probably fits the profile of the Cal athlete much better.
UPDATE: Via a source, McTyer is academically qualified to attend Cal. But he is very close to the border, and the coaching staff seems to want to avoid taking on kids who could struggle succeeding academically here. With Cal's APR at perilously low figures the Bears need to right the ship in a hurry.
As you'd suspect, McTyer's dad isn't terribly pleased.
Wow news gets out quick, but let me start off by saying YES Torry McTyer is my son. 2nd Yes The University of Cal was unloya— Tim McTyer ™© (@timmctyer) January 31, 2013
Cal is down to three wide receiver recruits in this class: Drake Whitehurst (who early enrolled and is on campus), Jack Austin, and Caleb Coleman. The Bears don't have huge priorities at wide receiver (we're fairly deep at this position at least compared to others) and I don't know if we're targeting any other receivers in this class, so we might be moving onto 2014 to restock here.
Best of luck to Torry.
Here is the Cal recruiting board for those who want to see it. Read it below or click here for the full spreadsheet.