No, it's not Tee Shepard -- he's going to be in community college for another semester at least, having moved back to California -- but the Bears did get a JUCO corner on Sunday by snagging a commitment from Itawamba Community College's Darius White.
Off the phone with 3-Star JUCO DB, Darius White... White has committed to @CalFootball— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) January 19, 2014
Kam Jackson's departure to the NFL already opened up one starting cornerback spot, which White will step right in and compete for. His chances of starting look fairly decent as of right now, as Stefan McClure has often played better in the slot. White becomes the sixth JUCO player in the 2014 class, many of whom should see immediate action this fall.
Check back later in the week for thoughts on what White and fellow commitment Dominic Granado will be bringing.
You can view White's highlights on Hudl.
Welcome Darius, and Go Bears!
ESPN - 3 stars , 7th ranked JUCO DB
247sports - 3 stars , 13th ranked JUCO DB