Two more various recruiting updates on high profile Cal recruiting targets the last month.
Boss Tagaloa is the last remaining big-time recruiting target for the Bears and took an official midweek visit to Berkeley. The emphasis appears to be on family, and how cool it would be for Tagaloa to play so close to home.
Tagaloa will decide on National Signing Day around noontime on ESPN2 with his De La Salle teammate Devin Asiasi.
The five schools in the mix are USC, UCLA, Cal, Michigan and Washington. It's pretty unclear to me where he's going to go. USC gets the final visit, but all five programs have been given visits the final month and a half. Cal can make the pitch about immediate playing time, and Tagaloa being able to play for the Bears in his own backyard.
It'll be tough to beat the local Pac-12 bluebloods and the encroaching Jim Harbaugh, but Boss has the Bears in the final five. Can we put ourselves in the game?
Burgess is a Ute
Also, Terrell Burgess decided not to come to Cal. After his official visit, the San Marcos cornerback decided he preferred Utah instead. It's a tough loss, as Cal definitely would have liked to have as many people as they could find to compete for these positions.
The good news for the Bears here is that they are pretty stacked at this position. Cal still has a huge recruiting class filled with defensive backs that I'm sure Dykes and Art Kaufman will try and distribute to all positions. Cal holds commitments from Burgess, Traveon Beck, Camryn Bynum, Josh Drayden, Nygel Edmonds and Marloshawn Franklin so the Bears should be able to survive with five current commits.
With last year's class leaning toward safety depth, this one will be more cornerback-geared, but I can imagine a few of these recruits finding their home at defensive back. It should be a spirited competition there.