Well, Coach Likens, it looks like you are lonely no more, because someone else also has a commitment now.
On Thursday afternoon, the Bears struck gold with their fourth recruit in the last month, securing the services of one Lonny Powell, who hails from Sacramento.
The news was first hinted at by recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Pierre Ingram...
Getting Excited .... Really excited 1:30pm good news on the way !!!!! #strikegold— PIERRE INGRAM (@PIngram1) May 8, 2014
...and then confirmed with these:
Sacramento... Fight for California! #GoBears #CalFamily #916— Sonny Dykes (@CALCoachDykes) May 8, 2014
Lonny Powell, a 6-1, 230 MLB from Sacramento High, has committed to #Cal. #CalFootball #FightForCalifornia #StrikeGold— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) May 8, 2014
Powell picked the Bears over reported offers from Colorado, Colorado St. and Eastern Washington, per Rivals, but this may be a case of Cal getting in on the ground floor before he blows up.For what it's worth, Ryan Gorcey dug up this take from Sacramento reporter Joe Davidson last year:
Lonny Powell at Sac High is an absolute monster, hear... — He is an excellent player. Can play RB and LB. looks ... http://t.co/mCSpOlHrxE— Joe Davidson (@SacBee_JoeD) October 17, 2013
Hudl highlight tape located here, which I'll be writing about next week.
Scout: 3 stars
Rivals: Not rated
ESPN: Not listed
247sports: Not listed
For now, revel and celebrate! Welcome, Lonny, and Go Bears!