The California Golden Bears are finishing their class off with a flourish, landing the commitments of four players (athlete Keith Washington, wide receiver Brandon Singleton, wide receiver Carlos Strickland, offensive lineman Patrick Mekari) his past week. How will they wrap up their recruiting class?
The Bears have two visitors this week: The committed Mekari, and the still deciding Honolulu (Hi.) Punahou offensive lineman Semisi Uluave.
My scouting take on new Cal OL commit Patrick Mekari http://t.co/4Ef0tGAnof Better than his ranking IMO— Jamie Uyeyama (@jamieuyeyama) January 29, 2015
Cal commit and Atlanta (Ga.) Dunwoody offensive tackle Nick Buchanan is the big recruit to keep an eye on in terms of potential decommits. Cal has already lost one lineman in Johnny Capra and can ill-afford looking for another replacement this late in the cycle. Florida will be his final official, with Georgia still applying the pressure.
Thought Florida was supposed to be hot. Finna freeze down here in Gainesville.— Nick Buchanan (@Nbuchanan70) January 31, 2015
Cal commit and Little Rock (Ark.) defensive end Luc Bequette has thrown an eleventh hour curve ball. Bequette is taking a last minute visit to Florida.
Luc Bequette is officially visiting Florida this weekend. The LR Catholic DL-OL is committed to Cal.— Richard Davenport (@ArRecruitingGuy) January 31, 2015
Another priority recruit to watch out for is Gainesville (Ga.) athlete Chris Williamson. Williamson will be making a crucial trip to Florida this weekend along with Buchanan, and then is expected to make his decision Monday. CGB will have coverage of his event. Florida has the late buzz.
In the case that Buchanan decides to go elsewhere, the Bears might have to look at any other options they can find. Cal has supposedly offered Boise State offensive line commit Eric Quevedo from West Covina as a potential backup. It's a long shot though.
It does not look like Quevedo is taking a visit and will stick with his Boise State pledge, so even if Cal has room this is probably going to be a rough conversion.