Wide receiver Jalen Harvey, a three-star prospect from El Cerrito High, decommitted from Cal and announced Monday he will attend Arizona State.
Harvey confirmed his change of plans to Phil Jensen of the Bay Area News Group after initially announcing the news via Twitter that he had decommitted from the Bears.
Harvey originally gave the Bears an oral commitment last April.
Harvey said in a phone interview that he had been trying to get his SAT score up and qualify for Cal academically.
“It was starting to stress me out. I didn’t want that to keep stressing me out, so I had to make a move. I had to do what’s best for me,” said Harvey, who said he’s going to take the SAT again. “I didn’t want to let them down.”
Harvey and El Cerrito teammate D.J. Calhoun both made official campus visits to ASU last weekend. Calhoun, a four-star linebacker who committed to USC, texted to the newspaper that he has decommitted from USC but that he has not settled on a new college destination.
Adarius Pickett, another highly-recruited senior from El Cerrito, tweeted that he is still 100 percent committed to UCLA.