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QB Ben Gulbranson (Class of 2020) reportedly commits to Cal!

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It’s late on a Friday night and what better way to brush your teeth than by scrolling your Twitter feed?

And what better Tweet could possibly pop up than a commitment for the California Golden Bears?

QB Ben Gulbranson (Class of 2020) of Newbury Park High School announced his commitment to the Bears!

247Sports ranks Gulbranson as a three-star player and the 11th-best pro-style quarterback in his class; Gulbranson has a 4.42 GPA. Let’s learn more about the young quarterback (6’3”, 210 lbs) from his current offensive coordinator, Keith Smith:

“I’ve honestly never seen a kid that loves to practice and throw as much as him and it’s every single day,” Smith said of the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Gulbranson. “He’s literally on the field every day, whether it’s by himself or with a couple receivers. It’s going to be fun to watch him grow the next few years.”


“I’ll be honest, any other year had we not had Cameron Rising (who will be a member of the Texas Longhorns in the fall) this kid could have started as a freshman,” Smith said. He’s that type of guy.

“Great head on his shoulders. Has a size 15 shoe and close to a 10-inch hand. He’s accurate, that’s probably the No. 1 thing. He spins it like no other. The accuracy of the ball and placement to his receivers is what you’re looking for. He throws a catchable football and puts it where it needs to be.”

But as a (huge) correction to Smith, having a 4.42 GPA does not make you a “Stanf[u]rd guy”.

Gulbranson has offers from the Arizona State Sun Devils and the San Jose State Spartans and interest from the SMU Mustangs. With Herm Edwards leading the Sun Devils and Sonny Dykes set for his first year with the Mustangs, that’s two Cal connections at our competitors for Gulbranson’s affection.

Welcome to Cal, Ben!