Football: Strong finishing run helps Golden Bears assemble solid — not great — recruiting class

UPDATE: As first reported by Rivals.com and later by Scout.com, outside linebacker Hamilton Anoa’l, a 3-star prospect from Serra-San Mateo, flipped from Northwestern to Cal on Tuesday night. That would boost the Bears’ class to 21 players.

Anoa’l becomes the seventh player Cal’s coaching staff has lured out of a commitment to another school. And the second player they’ve flipped from Northwestern — the Bears’ 2014 season-opening foe. Recruiting grand theft.


Don’t count on much signing-day drama from Cal, which expects to complete a 20-player class Wednesday that represents a decent comeback from a 1-11 season last fall.

“I think they’ve actually closed pretty well, all things considered,” said Brandon Huffman, national recruiting analyst for Scout.com.

Six weeks ago, coach Sonny Dykes boldly predicted a top-3 class in the Pac-12. “I don’t think it’s going to be top three,” Huffman said, “but probably in the top half.”

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Player  Pos.  Hometown  Ht.  Wt.
*Sam Atoe, Saf, San Mateo, 6-0 205
Kamryn Bennett, OG Peoria, Ariz., 6-3 275
Erik Brown, WR, Fontana, 6-1 175
* David Davis, DT, Long Beach, 6-2 295
* Devante Downs, FB, Mountlake Terrace, Wa., 6-3 230
Kennedy Emesibe, DE, Hesperia, 6-3 275
Vic Enwere, RB, Missouri City, Texas, 6-1 213
Chase Forrest, QB, Santa Ana, 6-3 180
Dominic Granado, OT, Huntington Beach, 6-5 270
* Jonathan Johnson, DE, Woodland Hills, 6-4 240
* Trevor Kelly, DT, San Mateo, 6-3 305
Chandler Leniu, MLB, Bellflower, 6-1 225
John Porchivina, OLB, Petaluma, 6-1 212
Luke Rubenzer, QB, Scottsdale, ArIz., 6-0 185
Quentin Tartabull, Saf, Mission Hills, 6-0 200
Aisea Tongilava, OLB, Orange, 6-0 210
Michael Trani, C, La Mirada, 6-4 285
Tre Watson, RB, Corona, 5-9 185
Noah Westerfield, DE, Frisco, Texas, 6-3 210
Darius White, CB, Grenada, Miss., 6-1 180

* Midyear signees

Jeff Faraudo

  • AngrySocialWelfareAdvisor

    A bunch of no names. USC and Stanford wouldn’t touch any of these 2*

  • AngrySocialWelfareAdvisor

    The only one happy about this class is Sherm who just filled up his advisory load at the Social Welfare school

  • BlakeStreetBear


  • BlakeStreetBear


  • Pastor Ricardo

    Blessings to one and all.


    Go Bears!

    Proverbs 14:0
    “Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving. Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance.”

  • Steve Fischer

    Rivals has us at #43, Stanford 12, ASU 18UCLA 19 Arizona,26 Oregon 28, USC 34, wash 37– we are better than Utah and Colorado down in the 60’s or 70’s OSU is #50–It could have been worse Buffalo , UT San Antonio and Miami of Ohio didn’t even make the Top 100!

  • Larry

    So far, no news on the 1st signee.

  • AztecDan

    You should like it since you’re a no name. In a recruiting analogy Moron, you are a sad little pathetic NO STAR recruit.

  • sunshipballoons

    Most of these guys are 3*

  • sunshipballoons

    I think Atoe is already enrolled at Cal. He’s a JUCO transfer.

  • DaVinski

    Let AngrySocialistonWelfare talk. You know he didn’t attend Cal, Stanford, or USC.