With Jared Goff potentially turning pro after the 2015 season, Cal is already prepping for the aftermath and what figures to be a very competitive 2016 spring battle at quarterback. The Bears have dug down hard and landed two hard quarterback commits for the 2016 class, both with varying skillsets. It's not the easiest sell to make two quarterbacks feel comfortable as being part of the same class.
We've already reported that Cal quarterback commit Armani Rogers (scouting report) is getting hard looks from schools like UCLA. Now Max Gilliam (scouting report) is getting the same treatment, as schools like Utah and Washington recently offered the second Cal commit. But like Rogers, Gilliam voices solid confirmation that he's happy with his Cal commit. Neither offer seems to be any closer toward swaying him in another direction.
VIDEO - Max Gilliam tells @adamgorney that committing to #Cal was an easy decision: http://t.co/YFMvjL8rzR pic.twitter.com/IjjHV2ZoRe— David Berry (@RivalsDave) May 25, 2015
Even better news: Gilliam is doing work on the offseason camp trail, drawing rave reviews at the Trendsetter Quarterback Camp.
#Cal commit Max Gilliam had strong showing at Steve Clarkson QB Camp this weekend http://t.co/JY5QBy3Ezh pic.twitter.com/yuMCEHQPCV— Adam Gorney (@adamgorney) May 25, 2015
Thousand Oaks (Calif) QB Max Gilliam puts on a show at #Trendsetter QB Camp over weekend http://t.co/SfZaPdrRsN pic.twitter.com/SsGE7YcJrL— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) May 29, 2015
With Goff likely departing next winter, Luke Rubenzer, Ross Bowers, Rogers and Gilliam is likely to be a super-competitive four-way battle for the spring starting spot next year.