After a quiet recruiting season so far, Cal has landed two commitments this weekend. First it was wide receiver Austin Aaron on Saturday, and now Chino Hills (Ca.) Ayala defensive back Malik Psalms made his commitment on Easter Sunday (how apropos!).
I have officially committed to Cal #CalGang15 pic.twitter.com/httBZTGmmm— Malik Psalms (@MalikPsalms) April 21, 2014
For @MalikPsalms commitment, #Cal fans can thank ... his mom? Yeah: http://t.co/wBCZkM4bzU #CalFootball #CalGang15— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) April 21, 2014
.@MalikPsalms boasts a 3.5 GPA, and told me "That degree is something that you just cannot pass up." #CalGang15 #Cal #CalFootball— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) April 21, 2014
Psalms has flown under the radar at this point, but Cal was quick to offer him a few weeks ago thanks to the efforts of Rob Likens. Psalms tripped up to Cal this past weekend and made a quick commitment before the weekend was up.
Despite the offer from Likens, Cal wants Psalms at defensive back, although it's not quite clear whether they want him at cornerback or safety at this point. He's very tall for a corner (where he plays the most in high school), standing at 6'2 and weighing in at around 175 pounds, but it's likely Cal is considering him as a potential safety as well. Psalms also had offers from San Jose State and San Diego State.
- 247Sports: Three stars (85), 67th best cornerback, 91st best California recruit
- No ratings from the other three services.
Check out his junior video highlight reel!
Welcome to Cal, Malik!
PS: For those wondering about the annual unrelated Sonny Tweet.
Inland Empire... Fight for California! #GoBears #CalFamily— Sonny Dykes (@CALCoachDykes) April 21, 2014