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Football: Egu explains flip to Yale

By Jeff Faraudo
Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 2:14 pm in Football, Recruiting.

De La Salle HS standout Victor Egu talked with BANG’s Stephanie Hammon about his decision to flip from Cal to Yale. Click here for her report.

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  • Will

    I heard his grades weren’t good enough for Cal.

  • rotfogel

    I’ve never understood how or why Yale is a good university. If you are as smart as a small child you will be accepted there. GW Bush graduated from there and he cannot even speak English. But, I suppose it is a very good place to mingle with the rich kids, get some good connections.

  • Juancho

    Privatebschools have the rich kids whomattend so they can fund the smart poor kids who get in.

    I know too in that latter group who got in to yale.

  • BlueNGold

    His story sounds a bit contrived. If he really wants to play football, why choose an Ivy League? Seems like an odd choice.

  • Larry

    If you read between the lines, CAL needed that scholarship for somebody else and backed off Egu.

  • Larry

    Here it is:

    Egu, expecting to play linebacker at Cal, had given his verbal commitment to Jeff Tedford in early November. After Tedford was fired, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior didn’t see himself fitting in the Bears’ system anymore.

    “The new coaching staff informed me that they wanted me to play defensive end, which I was fine with,” Egu said. “But they were full at that position. They didn’t need me really. I thought, I’m not going to stay where I’m not really needed.”

  • wehofx

    #5 Larry, agree. that’s exactly what happened.

    I stopped reading the chron a while ago. A friend sent me the link to an interview w Sonny D by crum – that, believe it or not, is actually worth reading.