Cal’s beleaguered football recruiting class got a boost Tuesday with a commitment from middle linebacker Chandler Leniu, a consensus four-star prospect from St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, according to multiple recruiting websites.
A 6-foot-1, 225-pounder who originally planned to attend Washington State, Leniu visited Cal over the weekend and committed to the Bears on Saturday, he told Scout.com.
He is one of Cal’s top-rated recruits, ranked 11th nationally at his position by Rivals.com, 12th by Scout. Leniu becomes the third Rivals four-star player to commit to Cal, just the second according to Scout’s ratings.
Cal has moved up about 10 spots to No. 42 in Scout’s national team rankings, No. 44 according to Rivals.
Leniu becomes the Bears’ 19th commit, including five players who signed a midyear.
Commitments cannot become binding until the Feb. 5 national signing day.