A Cal commit will stay a Cal commit.
Defensive end commit Evan Weaver received some late attention from Oregon. The Ducks have not closed this class well (several decommits at crucial positions), and are in vital need of some defensive line talent. They handed Weaver an offer earlier this week and were trying to entice him to visit the Ducks the final week of the season.
Grateful to have just received an offer from The University of Oregon! #Ducks #UO pic.twitter.com/RgqzG3JE71— Evan WeaverTM (@Weavin_it) January 26, 2016
However, Cal quickly dispatched Sonny Dykes and Fred Tate for an in-home visit last night, and Weaver reaffirmed his commitment today.
Thanks to @CALCoachDykes @CalCoachTate for the in home visit tonight! #Cal #Bears pic.twitter.com/9wr2MG9Lp1— Evan WeaverTM (@Weavin_it) January 28, 2016
Thanks for all of the interest by many teams! But I will be sticking with my commitment to the Bears! #Cal #Bears pic.twitter.com/zxKT0sRDBH— Evan WeaverTM (@Weavin_it) January 28, 2016
Weaver has had an all-star year up in the state of Washington. He was named the state player of the year by the News Tribune, racked up 122 tackles, 36 TFL and 22.5 sacks. He has drawn comparisons to Travis Long from his head coach. You can listen to him in this interview with Ryan Gorcey earlier this week about how things have gone between him at Cal.
Find out more about Evan Weaver from our podcast last week: https://t.co/LknRWZ2EW5— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) January 28, 2016
Caught up with #GPrep DE Evan Weaver (@Weavin_it) today. His workout today included a max deadlift of 585 pounds. pic.twitter.com/1wgvn4toji— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) August 1, 2015
I really, really like Weaver's tape. Given Cal's need to upgrade our pass rush, Weaver seems to fit the bill. He looks like he could be a force in time (or maybe as soon as next year!).
One tough note: A Stanford decommit will become a Stanford commit yet again.
After being told he wasn't being admitted into Stanford, Hawaii offensive lineman Nate Herbig reopened his recruitment and took a look around. By all accounts he really enjoyed his Cal visit and looked like a potential late surprise.
But once he got readmitted it was going to be hard to convince his parents to go anywhere else, and the Cardinal ended up landing the commitment.
After thinking and praying, I am excited to announce I will be signing with Stanford University #Nerdnation #OlineU pic.twitter.com/uRvx16lmpU— Nate Herbig (@nate_herbig) January 28, 2016
It's a tough break, but if Cal can hang onto Paco Perez, the Bears should still have a mighty solid offensive line class.