Cal quarterback commit Max Gilliam was one of the first Golden Bears to sign up to be a Cal Bear! Gilliam is already on campus and will be competing this spring to be the quarterback of the future in Berkeley.
Via Trace, "Gilliam is a good fit at the QB position for the Bears, as Thousand Oaks runs a similar offense to the Tony Franklin system. It's from the pistol, it encourages timing routes, and the quarterback is given numerous options that build off each other. Gilliam has flashes of what made Jared Goff the starter in his freshman year. He keeps things very smooth and hits his receivers in rhythm, and can throw a hell of a deep ball."
- 247 Composite: Four stars, 11th best pro-style quarterback, 281st national composite, 37th best California recruit
- Rivals: Four stars, sixth best dual threat quarterback, 170th best prospect, 31st best California recruit
- Scout: Three stars, 26th best quarterback
- ESPN: Three stars, 28th best dual threat quarterback, 72nd best California recruit.