Football: More family ties

Cal has received another oral commitment for 2012, and once again it’s from a player whose father played for the Bears.

Linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr. has made his pledge to Cal. Nickerson Sr. was a standout for the Bears and then went on to a long NFL career.

Earlier this month, the Bears received an oral commitment from wide receiver Bryce Treggs, the son of former Cal receiver Brian Treggs.

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.

  • Bears

    Treggs is an elite talent and Hardy Jr. is an under the radar recruit with football in his blood and both have California in their hearts.
    Great gets for the Bears.
    Fired up about football recruiting.
    Very encouraging.

  • milo

    Really nice to see legacy commits. It’s great for the program.

  • c98

    Welcome to Cal, young Mr. Nickerson. Can’t wait to see you on the field. GO BEARS!!

  • Bmw4wmb

    Umm very interesting!!! One more player to mention under family radar. There is a player named Whiteside on Cal’s football team. Wondering if he’s related to Majett Whiteside, a teammate of hardy Nickerson, sr. In their old playing days. If so, quite interesting along wilt Treggs and Nickerson. Go Bears