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Atonio Mafi flipped from Cal to UCLA

Oh well.

California v UCLA Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Here is a common rule that will make recruiting a hundred times less painful and more predictable to follow.

Big-time recruits often commit to coaches, not schools.

So Cal gained one UCLA defensive tackle when the Bruins turned over their coaching staff. The California Golden Bears lost Atonio Mafi to UCLA when Jerry Azzinaro became the new UCLA defensive coordinator.

Such is life in recruiting. Onto the next one.