Four star defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa (happy birthday!) is perhaps the best local prospect that the California Golden Bears have been pursuing for awhile. The Concord (Ca.) De La Salle defensive lineman has been pursued by all the big Pac-12 powerhouses, with the Washington Huskies, UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans leading the way. The other big program to watch is Michigan, who have been courting Boss non-stop, but it might be hard to pull Tagaloa from the West Coast.
#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/ggYe6jCEjR— BT (@_BT75) January 23, 2016
4-star DT Boss Tagaloa on his #GoBlue #Michigan visit: I would love to play there (and more) https://t.co/M8iiYJRNRu pic.twitter.com/8P5SyPia6M— Adam Gorney (@adamgorney) January 24, 2016
After Tagaloa put the Bears in his top 12, the Bears have been quiet. Now a week before National Signing Day, Tagaloa will take what should be the final of his many unofficial visits to Berkeley. Could Cal be sneaking into the picture at the eleventh hour? More
#ESPN300 DT Boss Tagaloa said he'll visit Michigan this weekend, USC next weekend. Added he'll also take a midweek trip to Cal, Tue-Wed.— Erik McKinney (@EMcKinneyESPN) January 21, 2016
Tagaloa is coming off of a visit to Michigan this past week, and will conclude his official visits with a trip to USC. Washington already got a visit the week before the Michigan trip, and expect UCLA to be in the mix at the end.
#UDUB pic.twitter.com/tBRtaMUbZ0— BT (@_BT75) January 17, 2016
De La Salle (Concord, Ca.) DL Boss Tagaloa discusses his visit to Montlake and future visits https://t.co/bSYA804KdY pic.twitter.com/SQWQMlwhqV— Scott Eklund (@ScottEklund) January 18, 2016
Cal hasn't had a dominant defensive lineman in a long time and could sell immediate playing time to Tagaloa. He could stay close to home and play for a program on the rise and spearhead a young and growing defense that is complemented by one of the most explosive offenses in college football. Can the Bears make the final push and land their biggest local commitment since Jared Goff?