The Class of 2021 for the California Golden Bears got a bit better this week when four-star local linebacker Kaleb Elarms-Orr committed to head coach Justin Wilcox and Co.
Elarms-Orr is the nation’s 17th-ranked weakside defensive end for this class and ranks as the state of California’s 18th-best prospect, according to 247Sports. He’s the 205th-best prospect nationally and had offers from at least 16 other schools.
He recently narrowed his top two down to just Cal and the Colorado Buffaloes, choosing Cal as he had family connections and it was his local school.
Elarms-Orr played at Moreau Catholic and stands 6’3, 222 pounds. He has documented measurables from the 2019 The Opening Regional event:
40-yard dash: 4.70 seconds
Vertical jump: 34.20 inches
247Sports National Recruiting Editor Brandon Huffmanpenned this as his evaluation in May:
Long, athletic frame with ability to play inside our outside linebacker or grow into a hybrid edge rusher. Agility to drop into coverage and cover in space, can change direction and moves well laterally. Shows upfield burst at the line of scrimmage, and can get into the backfield. Uses power to get past blockers. Needs to continue to develop arsenal of moves as a true pass rusher. Projects as a multi-year Power 5 starter and third day NFL Draft Pick.
Huffman also noted that he projects as a Round 4-7 NFL draft pick and is comparable to Houston Texans LB Peter Kalambayi.
In 2019, Elarms-Orr picked up 35 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and 121 total tackles, dominating the competition.
Welcome to Berkeley, Kaleb!