Cal appears to have a good defensive target that is reciprocating interest from the Pacific Northwest. Spokane (Wa.) Gonzaga Preparatory School defensive end Evan Weaver took the trip down to the Bay Area for spring practice and was a big fan of what he saw. For Weaver to trip down to Cal is a significant step for sure, and a good sign that the Golden Bears are hot in the mix.
Weaver has several offers from schools like Army, Boise State, Utah and Washington State, and Cal also offered recently. The big question mark might be Washington; Weaver attended their junior day and sounds very keen on them, and an offer could vault them right into the lead. But Cal seems like they're in a good place.
Let's check a look at the tape.
At 6'3 and 220 pounds, Weaver has the typical frame you want to see from a defensive end, although he'll probably need to condition his frame and add some pounds to be able to shed blockers at the collegiate level. But you can already see that relentless motor. He is going after quarterbacks from side to side and running backs at the point of attack. This is a very promising prospect.