Cal has their first commitment of the 2015 recruiting class! Napa wide receiver Austin Aaron will keep the family tradition going, officially verballing to the Golden Bears.
I am going to be a 3rd Generation Golden Bear! Officially committed to CAL🐻💙💛 #GoBears pic.twitter.com/tdDLTd7ryC— Austin Aaron (@austin__aaron) April 20, 2014
"I bleed blue&gold, & I grew up watching this team every Saturday & hoping to one day play for them," -- @austin__aaron on his #Cal pledge.— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) April 20, 2014
"I’m just so excited to be a part of #Cal, &a part of the tradition. I’m just excited, man. I don’t know what else 2 say." -- @austin__aaron— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) April 20, 2014
The 6’5, 202 pound wide receiver has always been high on Cal since receiving the offer, and now the commitment is secure. Ryan Gorcey has the first story on Aaron’s commitment.
Aaron was first discovered by Cal last summer, when he wowed offensive coordinator Tony Franklin with his size and hands at the one-day Sonny Dykes Skills Camp at Memorial Stadium. Last season, Aaron was the leading receiver for the 6-5 Indians, hauling in 48 balls – nearly twice as many as the next-most prolific pass catcher – for 910 yards and a team-high 12 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 32 catches for 543 yards and seven touchdowns.
Aaron received offers from Cal, Duke, Harvard, Nevada, San Jose State, Utah, Yale, Brown and UPenn.
247Sports: Three stars (89), 51st best wide receiver, 45th best California recruit
Rivals: Three stars (5.5), 62nd best California recruit
Scout: Three stars
ESPN: Three stars
Here are the video highlights of Aaron in action from his junior reel. You can see more of Aaron's highlights on Hudl.
Welcome to Cal Austin!