The commitments just keep on rolling in for Cal football.
There are positions that Cal sorely needs recruiting depth more than in other spots. The Bears are pretty set at spots like wide receiver and at linebacker, but they are more in need of talent in the secondary and the lines. So regardless of how many commits Cal gets at those latter positions, it will be a welcome sight to see Cal filling up their coffers at crucial positions. The offensive line is particularly critical this season; Cal will likely be overhauling their entire line in the next year or two, so they need to build up depth at each spot.
The Bears got a huge commitment from Francisco "Paco" Perez, an offensive guard from Baldwin Park (the second in two days, following Camryn Bynum). Perez becomes the third offensive line commit of this class, joining Jake Curhan and Daniel Juarez. Perez is a solid prospect who figures to compete for playing time on the interior. He had offers from schools like Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State, Texas Tech, and Washington State--you can see a trend toward the Air Raid spread-type offenses with those latter programs. At 6-4, 301, you can already see the prototype for a very solid college run blocker.
Here are the rankings for Perez.
- Rivals: 3 stars (5.6), 74th best prospect in California, 36th best offensive guard
- 247Sports: 3 stars (89), 13th best offensive guard, 39th best California prospect
- Scout: 3 stars, 47th best offensive guard
Here are the highlights via Hudl.
Welcome to Cal, Paco! Go Bears!