Football: Bears get commit from SoCal athlete

Torry McTyer, a fast 6-foot-1, 176-pound “athlete” from Cathedral HS in Los Angeles, has given a verbal commitment to Cal, according to Scout.com.

“I had a good talk with my family tonight and we all decided Cal was the best place for me,” Greg Biggins of Scout posted on Twitter.

McTyer, rated as a two-star prospect by Scout, visited Cal last weekend and watched the Bears’ 43-17 win over UCLA.

He plays wide receiver for Cathedral, whose quarterback, Hayden Rettig, has committed to LSU. According to the Scout.com report, McTyer has 18 catches for 378 yards with seven touchdowns for the 5-0 Phantoms.

But McTyer may be considered as a defensive back at Cal.

He ran a 10.7-second time for the 100-meters as a junior last spring and reportedly has 4.44 speed for the 40-yard dash.

McTyer also received recruiting attention from Colorado, Oregon and Oregon State.

Jeff Faraudo

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    2* = 1* for offense and 1* for defense.LOL.

    Recruits must be hard to come by these days for UCB state with 1) Tedford on the rope; 2) the CMS bankrupting the school; 3) Losses mounting; 4) USC grabbing all of the best kids; 5) Lousy QBing since 2005

  • wehofx

    Welcome Torry.

    Go Bears! Beat wsu!

  • covinared

    I saw a big group of the recruits before the game, and encouraged them to choose Cal. Many of them were top prosepcts from Southern California. Right before the game, the Cal yell leader encouraged everyoneto be loud to help Cal beat Ucla because they were from the south. My son drove up from Pasadena with me, and did not like the fact that the fans supporting his Bears were encouraged to beat a team solely because it was from the area were he lives. I wonder if we lose any recruits because of the outspoken one way disdain so many bay area folks hold for socal. Get a clue Cal folks, don’t constantly put down the home of the kids you are trying to win over and wonder why you have trouble competing for their services.

  • 1brsfan

    @Covinared- It’s a rivalry game for us. I’m from SoCal and have no problem dissing the SoCal teams now that I’m a Cal alum. You’re either with us or against us, no middle ground. They should be able to see that we root our hearts out for every SoCal player on the Cal squad. SoCal folks hold the same disdain for bay area folks yet you still see bay area kids play in SoCal.

  • Cre8tivguy

    I agree 1brsfan. If anything, those recruits should be impressed with the amount of Cal passion on display by the fans for a team that that was currently only 1-4. That’s what I’d be looking for as a recruit. Go to the Stanfurd game and the stadium is half full for a team that’s nationally ranked. Now THAT would be a major turn-off if I was a recruit.

  • covinared

    I disagaree about socal folks holding the same disdain for bay area folks. I had no idea of any such perceived rivarly until I arrived at Cal.Immediately the usual comment I got during an introduction was, ” how can you live in such a shithole, etc.” When Cal comes to play at the Rosebowl or colisseum, the games aren’t dedicated on the public address system to beating Cal simply because it was from a certain area. Socal does not have split the state movements. We don’t yell beat fris-co at dodger giant games. the final Cal locker room yell from the team captain Bethea before the 2003 sc game was “fuck LA.” The animosity is almost all one way. the cheerleader comment had a big effect on my son. It may have had an effect on a recruit. If you have so many choices, why play ball somewhere where so many people hate your home?

  • BlueNGold

    I don’t know who you were hanging out with Covina, but the notion that all bay area people have strong distain for everything SoCal does not reflect my own experience, and I certainly have never heard anyone refer to the region or any particular part of it as a a shithole or anything close to it. My experience is that there is a healthy rivalry between the bay area and the LA area, perhaps more so on the part of bay area folks, but its based mostly on school affiliation and things of that sort. I would certainly agree that badmouthing one’s home town when trying to recruit the person to your school is not just extremely bad form, its stupid. I hope that such stupidity is not practiced by anyone affiliated with Cal.

  • covinared

    #1fan: Ucla is much more a rival for Cal than vice versa. Its a rivalry for Cal fans, like usc, based upon geographics whereas ucla’s is based upon common affiliation. ucla’s rival is sc. sc’s rivals are nd and ucla. Cal fans want to beat sc and ucla primarily because they are from LA. As rule, we derive more satifaction from beating sc than stanford.

  • BlakeStreetBear

    @Covinared: “The animosity is almost all one way.”

    As it should be.

    My rule for visiting socal, stay to the West of the 405 in LA and stay to West of the 5 in SD. The mile or so near the coast is ok, the rest, well, not so much…

    Not trying to offend anyone but I am trying to explain where MY animosity for socal originates, here we go:

    Fake boobs, “reality” tv, Leno, Kobe, lots and lots of cars, smog, freeways, $c, the rally monkey, Dodger stadium parking lot beatings…not really my cup of tea…these are the icons of socal.

    While norcal has a much more “earthy” tone, substance over style I’d like to think.

    And in my experience there is a certain subtle and innocent arrogance that is prevalent down there, sprung no doubt from a blatant inferiority complex. 😉

    I do miss the SD Mexican food though.

  • BlakeStreetBear

    One more thing: I hella hated all the socal dweebs in my freshman dorm for making fun of me for saying “hella”. They thought they were SO cool…lol.

  • covinared

    Blake: thanks for proving my point. you hold disdain for an entire region of over 10 million people based upon what you choose to see in a few. What you list may be your icons, but that does not make them those of the people that live here. Are you saying the bay area has no traffic and smog?

    I got beat up at candlestick for wearing a dodger hat. I just wasn’t so shitfaced that I landed on my head.

  • Juancho

    Since nobody else posted anything related to the actual commitment, I’ll go ahead and condense it down.

    Great! Welcome to CAL Torry! Another great diamond in the rought. These are the kinds of kids we want, the kids who WANT to come to Cal. Not the highly-touted divas. We don’t need Tosh. This kid will be a contributor. Another great under the radar find coach!

    What a terrible sign for our recruiting. Tosh leaves and so does our competitiveness with 4 and 5 stars. Not only did we miss on just about every NorCal stud this year – but now the pickings are so slim for this year that we’re offering scholarships just to have enough bodies. This is the type of stuff that sets the program back for years by burning scholarships on non contributors. For an example look at all the guys burning scholarship at Wide Receiver prior to this last year’s group coming in. Bring Tosh back.

    The fact that he has attention from some Pac 12 schools is a good enough sign for me ! Go Bears !

    He didn’t have any scholarship offers from any competitive Pac 12 schools. When most top programs are looking at their 2014 class, we’re left scraping the bottom of the barrel for our 2013 class. When people said the Tosh loss wouldn’t hurt us, they were wrong. The effects continue to be felt. Thanks Sandy Barbour!

    The fact that he played with Rettig who is going to play QB at LSU is a great sign. Means they must run a great system and he’ll settle in quick !

    The fact that he played with Rettig and only has like 17 catches is a red flag.

    6’1″ and a defensive back? And skinny? He’ll get injured if he tries to tackle Oregon’s Lyerla.

    Love that this kid puts family first (insert some other quasi-religious/moral talking point) – these are the type of high character kids (border on Mike Singletary sounding rhetoric) that Cal has always thrived with (reference Alex Mack).

    Do I need to post that analysis I did again, where I showed how the 4 and 5 stars panned out, and how the 2 and 3 stars did so at a very, very low rate? I.e., Mack and only a couple others. Whereas DeSean, Rodgers, Marshawn, Best, SydQuan, Keenan, McCain, Cam Jordan, etc., etc. were all 4 or 5 stars.

  • 1brsfan

    I live in Oregon and it’s no different here. Oregon’s rival is OSU but some would argue that it’s UW. If you ask UW fans their rival is WSU but they hate Oregon just as much if not more. It’s all based on the Seattle/Portland rivalry just like the LA/SF rivalry. We get more satisfaction beating Stanfurd than UCLA or SC but they’re a close second. It’s funny but SoCal folks claim that they don’t have the same disdain for NorCal and vice versa. I hear the same thing from Seattle folk about Portland and vice versa.

  • covinared

    Torry: welcome to Cal. Unlike Juancho, many of us do not see your committment as a sign of the program’s decline. I look forward to seeing you play you rally monkey kobe leno loving, smog breathing, traffic ensnarled son of a fake titted woman!

  • covinared

    blake: when in so cal you choose to go to the places that have the highest percentage of the things you hate about the region.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Hmmmm UCB state fans get satisfaction from beating USC. How would many of you even know?

  • calgrizzlybear

    ju NO shut the F up … nobody on this earth said tosh running out like a bitch wouldnt be factor you blame sandy how about tosh how about sark they are innocent ha…. damn you dont even know what happened … you should since your speaking on it go study and learn and then you will have the truth

    until then go suck an egg

    dont know what your purpose is or was for that post are you mores pu&&%?

  • Juancho

    What ?

    I didn’t even give an opinion, I just wrote a bunch of different opinions to sum up what different people could say about the recruit.

  • Juancho

    That’s an awesome post Covina. “Rally monkey kobe leno…” Well played sir.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #18 –

    #17 is a Social Welfare major. Pure and simple. He has a hard with reading comprehension. I understood you perfectly.

  • Juancho

    Due to post 20 I am now Caught 22, as in Catch 22.

  • covinared

    Juancho: thanks. keep up the good work.

    Moren: there is a nice article today in the LA times about Khaled Holmes, one of the top 2 usc senior scholar athletes. He majors in classics, a major like social welfare that serves to broaden ones perspective on the human existence and think critically about the world, but offers little in the way of many job skills. It also pretty easy, because all you have to do is go to class, read old books and write papers. Hats off to Khaled and all who go to college, not for job training, but to learn about the world and how to think, including social welfare majors.

  • BlakeStreetBear

    @Covina, not much offense intended, I do enjoy your regular posts:

    I spend my time in socal at the beach. That is unless I am attending a game at the coliseum/staples/galen/pauley/codger/petco/qualcomm or the RB, then the madness of the place is unavoidable. And nothing against the VAST MAJORITY of the people there (my ex included)…I just think the whole aesthetic of socal is UGLY with its pseudo this and faux that. And only in LA does an oil company dismantle the most modern and efficient trolley system in the world to be replaced by the freeway, ushering in the oil-addicted and war-mongering country we now see all around us…that’s how I feel about that place. Grrrr….BEAT LA!

  • Dan

    @ #22- that was too good a point for the Moron to comment on. It is EXACTLY what Moron is always berating Cal players about. If he/she/it does comment back, I’m sure it will be compelling. Yeah right.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    I will be happy to comment. Classics usually requires that you know Latin and/or classical Greek. Some Classics majors require koine Greek and some programs require a Semitic language. (Of course, you know the difference between Classical and koine Greek, don’t you)?

    In addition, Classics requires a knowledge of ancient history and the social customs and milieu of the Romans, the Greeks, the peoples of Western Asia Minor (which is in Turkey where Troy is located) and some of the Middle Eastern people such as the Medes, Persians, Babylonians, Egyptians (since in 330 B.C. Egypt came under the rule of Alexander the Great, passed on later to the Ptolemies before it came under Roman rule under the first Caesar named Augustus)and wherever else Hellenistic culture was in evidence.

    A working knowledge of archaeology is must. One must be able to understand city planning under the Greeks which was then modified under the Romans. The magnificent ruins especially in Athens and the many sites in the Peloponnese must be carefully studied.

    There is a lot of reading. The genre is extremely diverse with the historical-fictional eg Homer and the didactic-persuasional eg Aristotle, Plato, et al.

    Now if you can compare Classics to Social Welfare then I guess you would also find a way to compare Maynard and his golden arm to Matt Barkley and his.

  • wehofx

    Interesting proposition. Live and work in Weho. Love it. But Berkekly and NorCal hold special place in my heart. For me, the “Beat LA” thing is a whatever. BUT…

    JF, if you get a chance, could you ask a coupla three So Cal players if the “Beat LA” thing mattered to them?

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  • covinared

    Blake: do you have the same antipathy for other cities that are not aesthetically pleasing to you? sounds like your first hand experience with LA consists of the beach and sporting venues. hardly a representative sample. should I make judgements on the entire bay area from the castro and oakland? you condemn an area about a train system that was dismantled 70 years ago. Socal now has a public rail system much more extensive than the bay. light rail stops at the colisseum and staples from longbeach, pasadena and the westside. its easy to criticise a place that you really don’t know.

    moren: are you saying one must be able to read latin and greek and be an archaeologists to get an undergrad degree in classics from sc?

  • daredevilfan

    Wow, what an odd bunch of posts. Everyone should take a chill pill. Covina, since you have a Socal city in your tag name, obviously your passion is there but don’t come on a CAL site and try to characterize some college sports rivalry rah rah as a societal issue. You are comeing off as troll-like today. Some of the other posts above seem like everyone is off kilter today. Hoping for better vibes tomorrow.

  • covinared

    Blake: no hard feelings. I have heard the same bigotry from my college friends hundreds of times during my four years at Cal. they were very dedicated to proving how earthy, mellow and unpretentious and environmentally conscious they were while ragging on LA for what it did to mono lake while drinking their hetch hetchy water.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #28 – You have internet access so do your own research.

    The rigors of what it takes to major in Classics versus that of a Social Welfare degree are not comparable. If it was then Tedford would have had his footballers majoring in Classics and not in Social Welfare.

    Everyone knows that was a move to keep players eligible. No one and I mean no one takes Classics to stay eligible.

  • covinared

    daredevil: sorry. I guess I needed to let it out. It was rough hearing so many bad things about my home for 4 years when all I heard about the bay area growing up was that it was a nice place to visit and every now and then the giants and dodgers would brawl. When my son asked me about what the yell leader meant, it triggered some pent up emotions. Peace my Cal brothers. btw: I won my fantasy baseball league thanks to Matt Cain.

  • Beastmode

    I was born and raised in Socal, my parents met at UCLA, and was an early admit at UCLA. I watched KJ end “the streak” on TV and was well-aware that Cal fans hated UCLA fans. I waited and chose Cal once the letter came in the mail. My parents were upset.

    Contrary to Red’s hypothesis, I was never put off by the intensity of the animosity, or the disdain for Southern California. I quickly discovered that seemingly half the students on campus were from Socal, and also had no issue with the “problems” cited by Red. We celebrated the end of the “other UCLA streak” in 1990, and hung out at the beach during the summer.

    While more than an mere anecdote (n>>1), perhaps there is confirmation bias in my observation because the other Socal kids in my sample also chose Cal (i.e. no negative controls). But sorry, I don’t buy it for a minute Red.

  • BlueNGold

    Covina- moron has never attended u of south central, so how TF would it know?
    BTW, that promo video that the sleazy cheaters show during breaks in the game coverage features a woman who got a sleaxy cheaters masters degree in…social welfare!!

  • Easy Ed

    Moron what was your major for the 3 semesters you attended junior college? Come on! “Daddy” told me how you couldn’t even earn an AA degree from community college before you dropped out. You couldn’t even get into Cal much less survive to declare a major. No wonder “Daddy” is fall down drunk at the Club on most afternoons.

  • Beastmode

    Half of my family went to UCLA, my parents met there while students. My teddy bear was named “Bruin Bear” and it was my dream, for as long as I could remember, to follow my father’s footsteps to Westwood. I worked my ass off to achieve that dream. On February 2, 1987, I received a surprisingly thin envelope, containing a one page letter from UCLA’s dean of admissions, telling me I was one of the first students admitted. At the time, it was the greatest moment of my life.

    Moron, why didn’t you work your tail off to achieve your dream? Did you think you were “too good” to do the work? Surely your family told you that UC schools don’t admit legacies with “C” averages. I wish you knew how good it felt to achieve on your own terms, to live up to your potential, to make your parents beam with pride.

    Instead, you are a prime example of arrested development, never moving past your early failures. Instead, you continue to wallow in them. I feel pity for you and your sad, cautionary tale.

  • daredevilfan

    Vovina, no worries, its Friday. I was born/raised in LA, college at CAL, now down in San Diego. So I say we all just support California and bash on the other states. Beast (great name by the way), you are a great example that all the schools in California are stellar. But we know which one is best. Time to teach Coach Leach a lesson. I wish we could lock him in a shed for awhile!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #36 – says – Instead, you are a prime example of arrested development, never moving past your early failures. Instead, you continue to wallow in them. I feel pity for you and your sad, cautionary tale.

    For the record please read – http://www.bearinsider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64634

    This link was started on the venerated BI board. Some idiot (thanks to Wisdom Cow aka Inspector Clousseau) still thinks I am that librarian at UC Davis. If you want to know the details of the story just ask Wisdom Clod and The Advising Bear aka GoGoBears (who set up W.C. on SF Gate).

    Take out your anger on someone other than me.

  • BlueNGold

    #20 moron sez: “he has a hard with reading comprehension”

    Was that a Freudian slip? Or do you just have a hard time with writing and composition? What we used to refer to as ‘bonehead English’? Are you bonehead, moron?

  • Easy Ed

    BlueNGold show a little sympathy for the Cheeto Kid, he dropped out after 3 semesters at Community Colllege!

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    USC – 24
    UW -7

    UW offensive line is as bad as yours.

    The only kid playing well on UW is that Thompson kid playing safety

  • Easy Ed

    Don’t you get it Cheeto Kid? We hate Tosh and UW more than we hate you and USC.

  • BlueNGold

    moron knows offensive.

  • BlueNGold

    and a bonehead to boot.

  • BlueNGold

    moron your prediction for the Cal – WSU game is pretty much in tatters. How do you explain that a great football mind such as yourself can get it so completely WRONG?

  • BlueNGold


  • MoreNCsarecoming

    BlueNGold Says:
    October 10th, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    I predict a big upset with UW beating the sleazy cheaters 35-34. You read it here first.

    You predict wrongly and yet you still stick around spouting your nonsense.Remember the bet?

    You also predicted the score wrongly of the UCB state game too.

    Bye bye.

  • Larry

    I’m a bit puzzled why this kid is only rated a two-star prep. He sounds like he has the speed & received recruiting attention from Colorado, Oregon and Oregon State. Why hasn’t LSU offered him? Are his hands like bricks, and that’s why they would use him at DB? Two-stars doesn’t make sense. JF, any insight to this?