It sounds like there’s a huge list of recruiting visitors headed to Strawberry Canyon on Friday night to watch the California Golden Bears take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. With Cal’s 2020 recruiting class mostly secure, it appears the staff is getting a head start on their 2021 recruiting strategy.
This may be one of the biggest #Cal recruiting weekend in recent memory, as the Bears bring in a 2020 DB with a familiar last name for an OV and a top 2021 QB who they covet in Miller Moss, as they look to #PackCalMemorialhttps://t.co/DYYbs4K4rE— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) September 25, 2019
First and foremost is Mission Hills (Ca.) Bishop Alemany 2021 QB Miller Moss (Hudl highlights here), currently ranked by 247 Composite as a consensus four-star, ranked 70th overall, the number two California QB, a top ten California recruit, and a top ten pro-style quarterback.
Moss is getting tons of offers from blue bloods, including Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, USC all making his top seven. But also on the list is Cal, with Yale and UCLA. Yale in the top seven seems to indicate an academic interest for Moss, which would have to bode well for Cal’s overall chances.
Also, among those top seven, for 2021 Alabama has a QB commit in Drake Maye, USC has a QB commit in Jake Garcia, Michigan has a QB commit in J.J. McCarthy, and Georgia appears to be favored to land Caleb Williams. Programs are known to take multiple quarterbacks in a class, but this seems to buoy Cal’s chances with Moss.
Moss isn’t the only major 2021 prospect visiting this weekend. Richmond (Ca.) Kennedy tight end Jermaine Terry II (Hudl highlights here) will also be in attendance.
University of California Berkeley this Friday— Jermaine Terry II™️ (@AllDayMaine) September 23, 2019
Terry is ranked by 247 Composite as well as a four-star prospect, 132nd nationally, and 14th overall prospect in the state of California, second locally only to Troy Franklin. Terry has offers from plenty of programs, including Florida, LSU, Nebraska, and seven Pac-12 programs (Washington, the Oregons, the Arizonas, and the UC publics).
The two 2020 prospects on officials (as confirmed by 247Sports) are Cal commit and Corona (Ca.) Centennial cornerback Isaiah Young (commitment post here), as well as Corona (Ca.) Eleanor Roosevelt athlete Kenzel Lawler, the younger brother of Kenny Lawler. Cal offered Kenzel back in May, and it sounds like Gerald Alexander gave the offer, so the Bears likely envision Lawler as a defensive back. Lawler also holds offers from Utah and Washington State and a host of mid-majors.
God is good all of the time and today he was on time blessing me with scholarship offer from the #1 public university in the nation #UCBerkeley. Thank you @GAlexander21 for believing in my talent. #GoBears #CalBears #CalFootball #Pac12 pic.twitter.com/NgoUcM41vm— Kenzel Money Lawler (@2020Klaw) May 10, 2019
Another player on an unofficial visit is Sacramento (Ca.) Capital Christian defensive tackle Ilaisa Gonebure, who is having a phenomenal senior season. There’s no offer yet (Gonebure’s only offer is Idaho), but an unofficial might be a good step in the right direction.