A couple of recruiting websites are reporting that cornerback Adrian Lee of Dallas orally committed to Cal last night. Lee is regarded as a two-star recruit by both rivals.com and scout.com.
Three-star wide receiver Josh Harper of Stockton has reportedly backed off his commitment to Cal to visit a couple of other schools. Bearinsider.com reports that Harper took a recruiting visit to Fresno State last weekend and plans on visiting Oregon State this weekend. Harper is still considering Cal but wants to keep his options open.
Cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson has been named the 2009 winner of the Tiny Bates Award, given annually by the Sacramento Grid Club to the best Cal senior from the Sacramento area. Thompson will be honored at a banquet in Sacramento on Feb. 17.
Cal’s Pro Day will be held on March 10 at Memorial Stadium. That will come after the NFL scouting combine, which runs Feb.24-March 2 in Indianapolis. Thompson, defensive end Tyson Alualu and wide receivers Verran Tucker and Nyan Boateng have been invited to the combine. Underclassmen haven’t received invitations yet, but running back Jahvid Best should be there as well.
Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.