Football: SoCal wideout commits to Bears

Darius Powe, a four-star wide receiver with good size from Lakewood HS, committed to Cal during his weekend recruiting visit, Rivals.com is reporting.

Powe, at 6-2, 186 pounds, gives the Bears three wideouts in their recruiting class, so far. He joins verbal commits Bryce Treggs (son of ex-Cal star Brian Treggs) of St. John Bosco HS in Bellflower, and Kennedy-Richmond speedster Kenneth Walker.

Powe is rated as the nation’s No. 41 wideout by Rivals, while Treggs checks in at No. 11 on their list.

Cal has 12 total commitments to date.

The Bears had 21 potential recruits on campus over the weekend. While coach Jeff Tedford is not allowed to speak directly about prospects, he said it’s an advantage to bring recruits on campus while the team is preparing for a bowl game.

 “We have the bowl game and a lot of exciting things going on with the facility, the stadium. There’s a lot of real exciting things happening,” Tedford said after practice Saturday. “If you’re not in a bowl game and you have recruits (visit), it’s not the same because (they’re) not watching practice.

“It’s very busy, but it’s good busy.”

Elsewhere . . .

   — Tedford said freshman CB Stefan McClure, who underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in his knee, likely will be out 7-8 months. “The ACL is the major one,” Tedford said. “He’ll be back for next year.”

Jeff Faraudo

  • What an awesome thing to read.
    Not only are recruits LOVING cal…STEFAN will be BACK next year!!!

    After hearing how terrible the injury was I thought for sure he would be out all next year. 7 months is a long time, but at least he’ll be back for summer.

    Work hard Stefan and stay positive. Bear nation loves you. Robert Woods probably not so much..

  • go8ears

    Looks like Shaq will choose Cal after all. There’s an article on ESPN that talks about his visit to and stay at Cal over the weekend.


  • randybear

    That’s great the recruiting pipeline continues to flow. Not trying to be pessimistic, but good recruits have never been the problem: Rodgers, Arrington, DeSean Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Jahvid Best, Keenan Allen (not to mention all those defensive studs). We have a coaching staff who can’t seem to cash it in!!! All that talent over the last 10 years and we’ve only once come remotely close to the Rose Bowl.

  • Juancho

    Please don’t refer to the Cal fan base as “Bear Nation”. Darn ESPN and turning any and every fan base into a “nation”. There’s only one nation, Raider Nation.

    I hope McClure gets through his recovery okay. That’s scary to read. Lots of knee damage at once for this young man. Hopefully he’s a disciplined guy who won’t let the downtime mess him up.

  • GoGo Bears

    No way, Juancho. What about this:


  • H8sRed

    Randy — it’s more accurate to say that the recruiting pipeline is flowing once again. There was a huge hiccup in recruiting during the tree-sitter years. Sure, the staff was able to secure some blue chip recruits during that time, but there were lots of holes that translated to little or no depth. Hopefully the recruits who visited over the weekend were left with no doubt that Cal has the staff, the facilities and the strong foundation for building a BCS contender in the next couple years, and for years to come.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Get well, Stefan. Stay strong.

  • Juancho

    Well played gogo haha

  • Eric

    Cal +135 money line bet in the Holiday Bowl (at Aria in Vegas). Please Tedford, don’t let us down!

  • rollonubears

    so what’s the spread, like 4?

  • wehofx

    Last I checked it was 3.

    Great news about Stefan. But we’ll miss him against beggar brown and co.

    IF #cal on twitter is to be believed, looks like we’re on the verge of a monster class. But it looks to be short of cb’s except for 1 so cal kid.

    Beat ut. Go Bears!

  • Juancho

    Wehofx, that one corner is key though. It’s Ishmael Adams. Over the weekend he took a photo and tweeted it where he was wearing # 11 Cal jersey. He deleted it since.

    He’s key b/c he is a teammate of Jordan Payton. A USC decommit WR who we need. Some consider Adams to be the best CB on the west coast anyways. If we get those two guys out of Oaks Christian and add Shaq Thompson, Armstead, and one or two more elite guys – this can be the best class Cal has ever had.

    This got me thinking, who would you folks consider to be the best Cal football recruiting class of all time? I started looking at the lists and couldn’t decide.


  • newell67

    take a page from A&M

    Saw them horns off!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Powe = not wanted or needed at USC

  • ScottyBear

    Moren= not wanted here or at USC.

    Moren, I have been challenging you to fess up! C’mon, have you ever played tackle football at any level? Have you ever even had pads on before? Ever go to USC? No?? Just some dork who sits in front of her computer?

    I dare you to respond and confirm or deny you ever played organized football at any level to justify your drivel here. Waiting………

  • bobsac

    Fun is important. Without “MoreNCsarecoming” there would be little fun here, just information at best & anger at worst. In the best of all worlds, he/she will continue taking shots, & starting next fall down in LaLa land, Cal will start beating USC.

  • MoreNCsarecoming


    Pleasure to meet you. I like your class. To find at least one poster who shares that quality on this board is just as surprising if Cal state had a poster named MoreNCsarecoming.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    This is why we don’t someone named Powe

    True freshman WR, USC’s Marqise Lee caught 73 passes for 1,142 yards with 11 touchdowns. In USC’s final two games, Lee caught 21 passes for 411 yards and three touchdowns, outplaying sophomore All-American Robert Woods. Lee also had an 88-yard kick return for a TD.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    From Ted Miller on our two redshirt freshman LBs.

    LB: USC’s Dion Bailey and Hayes Pullard were both so good this year, they share the honors at the position. They tied for the team lead with 81 tackles. Pullard had 6.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. Bailey had two sacks and two interceptions.

    This is why we will win our 9th straight game against you losers next year.

  • Kent

    Cal and Tedford are poised to make another run at a Conference Championship and being a nationally relevant program over the next 2 years.

    If you go back to the most talented team in Cal history…it was the 2007 team. And while that team woefully underachieved on the field….that team featured 12 future NFL players…best in the conference and rivalling LSU and Florida on a national level. There is no doubt that Cal was one of the most talented teams in the country. If you look at the recruiting classes that fed that team, Cal compiled the 14th, 23rd, 9th and 19th ranked recruiting classes in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, respectively.

    The Cal program is has the potential to eclipse it previous recruiting peak over the next couple of years. With the addition of the new world class atheletic facilities, coupled with USC’s probabtion, gives Cal a window to attract the best talent in the conference over the next few years. Tedford had the 11th and 17th ranked recruiting classes in 2010 and 2011…I think Cal might crack the top 10 this year…which means Cal might be legitimate Rose Bowl contender in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

    There’s reason for optimism in the Cal program.

  • ScottyBear


    From Ted Miller on “our” two redshirt freshman linebackers. “Our”?? Since when did you go to or play for USC? “We” will win?? Since when are you and USC “we” ???

    C’mon Coward, fess up. I’m still waiting. Please verify you have played tackle football before or attended one day of one class at USC. Waiting……………….

  • wehofx

    Juancho and Kent, thanks for the info. I, too, am most optimistic optimistic.

    Bobsac, are you another one of moron’s sn aliases?

    Does anyone remember reading a post from Bob?

    I’ll make my monthly plea. Please, please don’t feed the troll. The recent 40 + thread with nearly half the posts feeding the troll was unreadable.


  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Wehofx – I haven’t read any other posts from Bobsac except for this one but he does seem like a good guy, one of few on this board.

    Your plea falls on deaf ears since you have been guilty of the very behavior you seek to stop.

  • ScottyBear

    Moren: Still waiting…………………………

  • BlueNGold

    More like ‘deaf ears and an empty cranium’, moron.

  • Will

    The rumor around these parts is that he dropped out of UC Davis Law School. I’m not sure that I believe that – it’s a pretty good school, so I’m not sure that he would have slipped through the cracks in the admissions process.

    As for playing tackle football – I’m sure he still plays to this day…if Madden counts.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Another WR named Harper just committed to you guys.

    Harper = not wanted or needed at USC; enjoy the leftovers

  • GoGo Bears

    Law school drop out.
    No friends.
    Spends New Year’s Eve posting.
    Will die alone.


  • bobsac

    Wehofx needs to reread my post. Since I called for Cal to start beating USC down in LaLa land next fall, I’m obviously not a possible alternative alias for “moron”. The problem is not moreNCsarecoming’s posts. The problem is the team needs to start beating USC. And not being as young as I used to be, I’m hoping that starts ASAP meaning fall 2012.

  • Gobears49

    I’m not on Facebook, so I could not comment on Jeff’s article about Cal being snubbed in 2004 from playing in the Rose Bowl. Below is that comment.

    Good article by Jeff. But he needs to provide a little more depth into the subject, including who Cal lost to that year, which was USC, what was USC’s record that year, and who Texas lost to and that team’s record (which I don’t know). He should also discuss, just for background purposes, the pressure that was put on Cal to beat its last opponent, Southern Mississippi, by an “acceptable” margin and what was Cal’s ranking versus Texas in the final weeks of the season. Finally, the best argument that Texas people have that their team should have been selected was Cal’s subsequent loss in the Holiday Bowl. Tedford should be asked for a comment on what the team attitude was in playing that game after the decision that Cal would not play in the Rose Bowl. No doubt the team’s disappointments translated in them not being as up for that game as they normally would have. It should also be pointed out about Cal’s injuries coming into the Holiday Bowl game.

    IN spite of my comments, it is nice to read that some good came out of Cal getting gypped in not being selected to play in the Rose Bowl. Additionally, it is nice to read that another coach, Mike Gundy, has learned from the mistakes of Mack Brown in not politicking for his team to play in a certain bowl game.