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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