National Signing Day is here and the California Golden Bears are inking the newest faces for the program. Head coach Justin Wilcox has a great class of commitments and the Early Signing Day period is when most are expected to make it official.
Below is the official commitment tracker as well as news and analysis for each player, any decommitments, flips or anything else pertaining to the Cal Bears.
Bastian Swinney is first on the board
Bastian Swinney— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
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Swinney heads to Berkeley from Minnesota, ranking as the state’s seventh-best prospect. The big man from Edina High School is the 19th-ranked guard on 247Sports overall rankings as he stands 6’6, 275 pounds.
S Hunter Barth is next up
Hunter Barth— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
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Barth is a safety prospect from Arizona, hailing from Queen Creek High School. He ranks as the 15th-best player from Arizona and one of the top 70 safety prospects in the country.
J. Michael Sturdivant stays true, signs LOI to Cal
Sturdivant is in the books after rumors of a late push from the state of Texas and Big 12 powers. Hailing from Flower Mound and powerhouse Marcus High School, Sturdivant is arguably one of the biggest gets on Signing Day for Cal.
J. Michael Sturdivant— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
Flower Mound, TX
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He ranks as the 24th-best wide receiver prospect in the country and the 23rd-best player from the state of Texas, and as also the top prospect on the board in terms of overall recruiting ranking.
Akili Calhoun is staying home
Akili Calhoun— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
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The state of California’s 30th-best player is staying home as Akili Calhoun signed his LOI to join the Bears. He stands as the 22nd-best defensive end prospect in the country on the 247Sports Composite and is a big get to stay home for Cal.
TE Keleki Latu is coming to Berkeley
✍️— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
Set the edge and stretch the defense. Keleki is staying close to home!
@KelekiL | #CalGang21 | #NSD21 pic.twitter.com/ZWqyN2v7FX
The state of California’s 89th-best player is staying in-state as Latu also ranks as the nation’s 55th-best tight end prospect. At 6’6, 205, Latu has a ton of room on his big frame to fill out and become a valuable pass-catcher for the Bears.
Patrick Hisatake signs on
Patrick Hisatake— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
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Originally from Kalihi, Hawaii, Hisatake ranks as the sixth-best player from the state of Oregon for this class as he played his final season of ball at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. He ranks as the 51st-best outside linebacker in this class by 247Sports.
Myles Williams is another defensive player in the books
Williams officially made it another win for the defensive side of the ball with his signing, joining several other potential difference-makers on defense.
Myles Williams— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
Woodland Hills, CA
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Williams is the 53rd-ranked defensive end in this class and a top-80 player in the state of California. He had offers from multiple big-name schools and Cal beat out several Pac-12 programs for his services.
Washington G Dylan Jemtegaard fulfills his dream
Dylan Jemtegaard— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
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Big man Dylan Jemtegaard famously said he dreamed of playing for Cal one day and that day has officially come true. He’ll join an offensive line as one of the top players from the state of Washington, ranking out as the 20th-best overall player from the state. He stands as the nation’s 80th-ranked guard prospect for this class.
Nate Rutchena signs on the line
The longtime Bear commit has made it officially after committing in 2019 and signing his LOI in 2020.
Nate Rutchena— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
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One of the better athletes in the state, Rutchena ranks out as the 81st-best athlete in the country for this class and a top-115 overall player from the state of California.
Elarms-Orr is officially official
Kaleb Elarms-Orr— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
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Four-star linebacker Kaleb Elarms-Orr is on the board as one of the top-ranked players for the entire class for Cal this cycle. He ranks as the 18th-best player in the state of California hailing from Moreau Catholic High School. He’s a big man at 6’3, 222 pounds and should play any number of vital roles on defense, and play them very well moving forward.
OLB Moses Oladejo signs with Cal
Moses Oladejo— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
Elk Grove, CA
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From the Islands to Berkeley, Fatuvalu Iosefa is a Bear
Fatuvalu “Eric” Iosefa— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 16, 2020
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