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Nygel Edmonds signs with Cal, faxes in letter of intent

Edmonds is one of the highest rated recruits of Cal's entire 2016 recruiting class.

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Nygel Edmonds, the Chattanooga (Tn.) McCallie product, is one of the more highly ranked and sought after players in Cal's 2016 recruiting class. Edmonds is listed as 5'11 on Rivals and 247sports, 5'11.5 on Scout and 6'0 on ESPN. He is generally listed as 182 pounds.

Here is where he ranks with the four major recruiting services:

ESPN: 4 stars, 27th ranked cornerback, 8th ranked player in Tennessee

Scout: 3 stars, 61st ranked cornerback

Rivals: 4 stars, 214th ranked player nationally, 17th ranked cornerback, 3rd ranked player in Tennessee

247sports: 3 stars, 51st ranked cornerback, 16th ranked player in Tennessee

Edmonds was offered by pretty much every major program you can think of, which makes it a bit perplexing that Scout and 247sports have him ranked significantly lower than ESPN and Rivals. Here is a list of programs that Cal had to beat for Edmond's services.

Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanfurd, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.

As cool as it is to beat Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma for a recruit -- especially a defensive recruit -- the absolute BEST thing about Edmond's commitment to Cal is that he flipped from Stanfurd. And he had been committed to Stanfurd for quite a while too.

He's basically the reverse Brennan Scarlett. Shouldn't that make him everyone's favorite player immediately?

Edmonds does not have a full senior season tape on Hudl yet, but here is video (from his senior season) of Edmond's displaying wide receiver type hands on an interception.

Welcome to Cal, Nygel! Go Bears!