One week after firing Jeff Tedford, Cal got an oral commitment Tuesday from Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks standout Khalfani Muhammad, according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Rivals rates him as a four-star prospect, Scout gives him three stars.
Running backs coach Ron Gould is getting credit for landing Muhammad, who rushed for 1,420 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior last fall.
Muhammad is an undersized prospect who is listed as an “athlete” by Rivals, a running back by Scout. The former puts him at 5-foot-8, 174 pounds, the latter at 5-7, 160. Either way, he’s not big. But he runs a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and competes in track and field.
Muhammad had offers from a variety of schools, including Pac-12 rivals Washington, UCLA, Oregon State and Utah.