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Cal football recruiting board on eve of National Signing Day

How are the Bears looking going into national signing day?

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In: Cal found their commitment early in Max Gilliam, who looks like the best all-around prospect coming to the Bears as a freshman since, well, Jared Goff.

Deliberating: Cal is still looking for a second quarterback here, and might still look down for a graduate transfer. Victor Viramontes took his official visit to Cal this weekend and is the main option as the second guy. He'd be the physical running option who could provide more of an athletic option at the position.

Running back

In: Derrick Clark is Cal's big offensive option here and is ready for spring practice. The Bears were early here and Clark will be participating in the spring.

Deliberating: Former commit Zion Echols is still torn between Cal and Washington State. Echols would be an electric option to pair with Clark.

Wide receiver

In: Logan Gamble, Drew KobayashiMatt Laris, and Jordan Veasy should form (along with Jordan Duncan) another nice class of wideouts. Veasy will be part of spring workouts with Duncan; the rest of the freshmen should follow in the fall.

Deliberating: A.J. Brown is a national signing day decision, and there could be legitimate intrigue here. It could be tough to pry him out of the South, but he would be quite a find.

Offensive linemen

In: This is looking like Cal's best offensive line class in a long time. Jake Curhan and Dwayne Wallace are signed and coming in, while Daniel Juarez and Gentle Williams are ready to fax in letters of intent. Hopefully the Bears will have a fifth man join them on Wednesday.

Deliberating: Cal soft verbal Paco Perez will pick between Cal or UCLA on National Signing Day. Nate Herbig had Cal in his final two but went back to Stanford. Stay tuned. 


In: Melquise Stovall is expected to be a dynamic option who could be at multiple positions. Jordan Duncan is going to be the next Bear Raid attack weapon, likely at wide receiver, and you'll see what he's capable of in spring practice.

Deliberating: Five star athlete Demetris Robertson has Cal somewhere in the mix but it's probably as a dark horse. This decision might not happen on National Signing Day.

Defensive linemen

In: Five  defensive linemen are expected for this class. Defensive end Rusty Becker is already here. Defensive tackle Chris Yaghi and defensive end Tevin Paul are coming. Evan Weaver's commitment is secure. Defensive end Chinedu Udeogu is expected to sign, depending on how well his visit went this past weekend.

Deliberating: Boss Tagaloa took a visit to Cal this past week, and the Bears are in the final five. The five-star De La Salle defensive tackle favors UCLA, Washington, USC.


In: Cal managed to secure Cameron Goode in his final official visit. This will probably the only linebacking commit from this class.

Deliberating: Maybe Kaelin Himphill? With David Luafatasaga cancelling his trip and Isaiah Bean committing to Kansas, the Bears don't have too many remaining targets in this class.

Defensive backs

In: This is a loaded secondary class. Expect one or two of Traveon BeckCamryn Bynum, Josh Drayden, Nygel Edmonds, and Marloshawn Franklin.

Deliberating: Terrell Burgess seemed like a potential last minute surprise before Utah swooped in at the final minute. Don't expect any additional commitments though.