Football: Cal gets three defensive commits

With signing day barely a week away, Cal football got three more oral commitments following a busy recruiting weekend, according to Scout.com, adding three defensive players to a class that currently numbers 28.
Ray Davison, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound outside linebacker from Crespi-Encino is rated as a three-star prospect by Scout. He had de-committed from original plans to attend Northwestern.
The Bears also picked up Jacobi Hunter, a 6-foot, 285-pound defensive tackle from Cypress Falls-Houston, and Marcus Manley, a 6-2, 279-pound defensive tackle from Santa Monica City College. Hunter is rated as a two-star prospect by Scout.
Darius Allensworth of Heritage-Menifee,  a three-star defensive back already committed to Cal, also was on campus for his official visit this weekend. But he tweeted tonight that Washington State coach Mike Leach paid him a visit tonight when he returned home from Berkeley.
Allensworth, who visited WSU a week ago, is among three Cal prospects considered “soft” commits. Another one of those is four-star offensive guard Cameron Hunt of Centennial-Corona, who also was in Berkeley. Oregon is trying to flip Hunt, regarded as one of Cal’s top commits.
Commitments do not become binding until the Feb. 6 signing day.

Scout.com is reporting that Jacobi Hunter, a 6-foot, 285-pound defensive tackle from Cypress Falls HS in Houston, Texas, has committed to Cal.

Jeff Faraudo

  • wehofx

    per twitter: ray davison just committed.

  • GC

    somebody at CAL must have wanted him or his talents. Good luck, Jacobi.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    ESPN has him as a 3 star. The reality is that he’s a strong fit for a 4-3 defensive scheme. It’ll be two years before he’s a significant contributor, and he’ll be a low center of gravity 300 lbs that will be tough for OLs to move.

    It is the flip side to the 3-4 vs 4-3 argument. The 3-4 requires elite NTs to be effective, which are hard to recruit. The 4-3 allows you to get guys wouldn’t have a spot on a 3-4 DL, yet can be ideal for the 4-3, possibly even in a short time.

    On that note, look for Tiny to have a big impact next season as a DT instead of playing the NT position. HE was all power, limited technique facing 2 OL on most plays. Now, he’s gained experience with techniques AND he’ll likely face less double teams.

  • Juancho

    Wish him a great career. These recruit rankings are meaningless to me when it comes to two or three stars. Those are the guys who will develop based on coaching.

    The four and five star guys are the ones who can probably compete for playing time immediately. Vis a vis desean, trent richardson, jadeveon clowney, keenan, aaron rodgers outta butte.

    This staff has got a good class given the circumstances. If they have a good year on the field next year theyll dominate in recruiting.