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Football: Bears land another two more commitments, including massive OT

Aaron Cochran, a massive offensive tackle prospect from Atwater whose older brother Matt will compete for Cal’s starting center position this spring, has orally committed to join the Golden Bears.
 
Cochran, a 6-foot-8, 350-pounder from Buhach Prep HS, is rated as a three-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He chose Cal over Oklahoma, and also had offers from Nebraska and Arizona.
 
Cal also got a commment from Jack Austin, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound wide receiver, who originally was planning to attend Boise State. Austin, from Chino Hills High, flipped to Cal after a weekend campus visit, according to Scout.com, which rates him as a three-star prospect.
 
Austin is the fourth wide receiver expected to sign with new coach Sonny Dykes’ program on Feb. 6. The Bears currently have 25 commitments.
 
Cal also got a weekend visit from Christopher Gonzalez, a 6-4, 250-pound defensive tackle from Salesian-Los Angeles. Gonzalez has an offer from San Jose State.
 
 

Jeff Faraudo

  • Juancho

    1. Ill take any guy who has a boise state offer.

    2. A 4.7 40 yard dash is really slow.

  • wehofx

    4.7, yeah. But it seems like SD and Co like big receivers with good hands who can go across the middle and catch in traffic.

    twitter rumor (I really, really hope is true): Aaron Cochran committed!!!

    (from furd thread) Juancho, I’m pretty sure mora stole udub’s ace recruiter – demtrice (sp?) martin – last year within days of getting hired which made sark go after the ‘ho.

  • wehofx

    twitter:

    >>>Aaron Cochran ‏@Cochran_Aaron

    Official member of #CalGang2013
    >>>

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Anyone read anything on the effects of marijuana legalization on recruiting in WA and CO? I have not read anything on how the NCAA or Pac 12 plans to deal with possible issues for those over 21. I can only imagine, at least for a certain percentage of players, the legalization could be a factor, like hot girls, that sways an opinion or two.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    That’s a HUGE get. So much depends on an offensive lineman (glazed with rainwater beside the white chickens).

  • ScottyBear

    Keep ‘em coming Sonny!!

  • ScottyBear

    …and still enjoying the banishment of Moren!!

  • Eric

    Was the Moron banished? I just figured he/she/it did the same thing as the U$C – after having the greatest collapse in the history of a preason number 1 ranked team, quit this blog just as the team quit in El Paso.

  • Will

    Juancho, if you think 4.7 is slow, you should see my run the 40.

  • rotfogel

    I have to admit I was disappointed when Dykes was first hired, but I am now starting to think I had been ignorant. I’m really impressed with his recruiting skills and I see what he’s trying to accomplish. This year could be very interesting, hopefully the pleasant kind of interesting.

  • Steve W

    A 4.7 40 time means they plan on putting 40 pounds on this young man and making him a tight end. There is no other explanation for that in an era where D-ends run 4.7 in the 40. I think even Dwight Clark ran a faster 40 time than that.

  • rotfogel

    I just checked out Aaron Cochran, that guy is huge and has a bad body. You remember what other Cal lineman had a bad body: Tarik Glenn. He wasn’t so bad.

  • covinared

    Steve: not sure you’re right. Air Dykes doesn’t have much use for a tight end. Big strong sure handed guys capable of separation in short and mid range are a necessary to open things up for the fast guys on deep routes. Read Austin’s scouting report. He was recruited as a wide out.

  • Juancho

    Man oh man. Boy was I wrong on Cochran. I didn’t think he’d end up at Cal. I just thought there was too much foot dragging and that he would end up in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Pleasantly surprised.

  • Juancho

    Will your rope runs a 4.4 40 flat.

    I believe I timed myself once, and clocked in just under 6 seconds.

  • Juancho

    Rotfogel – Cochran was projected to be a 4-5 star recruit during his junior year. But he never got in shape and plateued as a three. I see this guy getting into the shape of his life at Cal, and being a future NFL first round pick. That type of potential on this kid.