Football: Some loose ends

  • 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

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  • Jan K Oski

    Adrian Lee is an intriguing catch from Frosh Steve William’s alma mater, Skyline. He is only a 2-star, since he switched from RB to DB for his senior year. I’m guessing the recruiting sites will elevate him to a 3-star, since he was recruited by ND, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Utah and others. I never thought our Bears would have to Texans in the Secondary. Here’s too the hard work by Tedford ‘n Company on bringing in a good class from across the country during a disappointing season.

    Go BEARS!

  • Kevin

    Yes, Adrian Lee seems like a guy with a big upside. I think taking a small chance on lower rated recruits that are athletic, can play multpile positions and come from winning programs is something we should save a scholarship or two for every year. Welcome Adrian and go Bears!

  • BlueNGold

    Memo to the Sacramento Grid Club- DO NOT sell any banquet tickets to someone named ‘moron’ or its daddy!

  • Mike

    The Cal Scout site is reporting that a special teams hire has been made. Anyway to confirm?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    HAHAHA…Daddy has been going for years. He may have even started the stupid thing. I have also been there and I even asked Tedford a question awhile back. Now do you know who I am?

  • House

    An idiot?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Hmmmmm….someone who wears “Beast” under his eyes. Does anyone know what that stands for?

  • MoreNCsarecoming