The California Golden Bears now know very well what their goal is before National Signing Day: Get one more offensive lineman to commit. Currently Cal stands on two commits in Ryan Gibson (has been committed since June) and Patrick Mekari (who committed last week). The other two Cal commits have defected or are on the verge of defecting since the departure of Zach Yenser: Johnny Capra flipped to Utah a few weeks ago and Nick Buchanan decommitted and will likely pick Florida at some point this week.
So now it comes down to likely Honolulu (Hi.) Punahou offensive guard Semisi Uluave. A teammate of current commit Kanawai Noa, Uluave will pick between Cal, Oregon, Texas Tech and UCLA on National Signing Day, with his final visit having come to Cal this past week. While it would hurt losing Capra and Buchanan, Uluave would be a huge consolation prize. He would be the most prestiged offensive lineman in this class and would be an immediate contender to hit the two deep as an interior lineman.
The Bears have plenty of competition though. Texas Tech made a very strong pitch a few weeks ago. Oregon has been on Uluave for a long time. And UCLA always looms as the recruiting behemoth. The Bears will be hanging in suspense for Uluave's final decision on National Signing Day.