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Football: Recruiting

With Signing Day now less than two weeks away, I’ll try to provide more recruiting updates as we get closer to Feb. 3.

Apparently, Cal is no longer recruiting safety Sean Parker of Narbonne. Parker is considered one of the top 10 safeties in the country and Cal was believed to be one of his finalists. But Narbonne coach Manuel Douglas said in an e-mail that he has been informed by Cal’s coaching staff that they are no longer recruiting him.

Parker is taking a visit to Washington this weekend. He’s also considering Michigan and USC.

Cal still has 13 oral commitments and is looking for a few more.

Jonathan Okanes

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.

  • David

    What the heck is Cal doing???? This was a prime opportunity

  • Davidson

    And you know this guy is good for our team…how?

    Oh yea, by reading his name and a little number and a little star next to it…

  • TopArchibear

    Yeah! that sucks. Cal need the back field badly and they drop a bomb shell. I was hoping he join his teamate to come to Cal.

    I hope maybe they got some one better. Otherwise, damn.

  • TopArchibear

    My guess is from reading the news, he is very interested in U$C and Mr. Kiffin and Cal may have figured that their chance on him is slim. So, they don’t want to waiste time.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    For Cal coaches to affirmatively say they don’t want someone who obviously has some skills says they know something we don’t. Remember, visits and such go both ways. A player is auditioning for the coaches just as the school is trying to lure the talent. If you see something you don’t want in your program, you don’t offer a scholarship. Pretty simple.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Unless you are USC and then you recruit the best just to keep them away from other teams.

  • CruzinBears

    I think the fact that we have 2 verbally committed safeties in this class and limited scholarships to offer may have played a role…

  • Greg

    I dont know, Cal got a pretty good secondary player out of Narbonne named Nnamdi Asomugha.

  • BlueNGold

    Why would someone be looking at Cal when they could go with USC and take ballroom dancing classes for four years?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Because they can major in Social Welfare, Sociology, American Studies and get advice from none other than The Advising Bear himself.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Seriously what can you offer a top recruit? When the only mark you have made on the college football landscape is some “play” that has been run so many times now it is no longer considered in the top 5 plays in college football how does that attract a top recruit? Can you point to a trophy with a recent Rose Bowl game win or another BCS game? No all you can show them is a Whirlybird trophy, a Nut bowl trophy, and a Holiday Bowl trophy. Can you show them a Heisman trophy? No you can’t even show them a player from your program on the All Pac 10 Decade Team. You can show them rugby trophies but that is a club sport and nothing more than that. You aren’t even the #1 PU any more. Get used to it. The only reason you got any recruits with high ratings is because all of the other Pac 10 programs were down. Now at least 6 of them will be ranked higher than you. 2* and 3* recruits will be your daily menu.

  • BlueNGold

    Anyone else hear that rodent scratching around in the attic?