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Football: Cal lands 1st two commits for 2015 class

Wide receiver Austin Aaron of Napa HS became the first member of the 2015 graduating class to commit to Cal. Then safety Malik Psalms of Chino Hills also said he will accept a scholarship from the Bears.

Rated a 3-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, Aaron is 6-foot-5, 200 pounds. Rivals lists him as the No. 62 overall prospect in the state.

His father played baseball at Cal, according to Rivals, and his grandfather also attended the university.

Aaron picked Cal over offers from Utah, Washington State, Duke, Harvard, Penn, Nevada and San Jose State.

Psalms, from Ayala HS, is a 6-1, 174-pound prospects who picked Cal over San Diego State and San Jose State. He is not rated by either Scout or Rivals.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Eric

    Aaron – offers from Harvard, Yale, and Penn? Must be a pretty smart kid (and smart to pick Cal over all of them – better academics!)

  • KC

    Welcome to Cal guys!

  • GoBears49

    Probably not better academics that any of the three.

  • Eric

    I routinely hire Cal over Ivy League. Why? Because anyone who went to Cal and did well (particularly in a tough major) has more potential than 99% of Ivy League kids. Hard to get into the Ivy League, no doubt. Pretty easy once you are there.

  • BlakeStreetBear

    “The hardest thing about harvard (yale/brown/cornell/etc.) is getting in.” Although princeton, I’ve heard, has quite the science/math/engineering programs. And they’ve been known to make a good back-door cut or three too, so can’t be all that bad there…
    Go Bears!

  • covinared

    Snobbery still exists in the Cal community.

  • Eric

    Or is it joyful pride of a public university providing extraordinary academics at fractions of the price?

  • Wehofx

    Hoops Hijack, Covina, earn your keep. get Diallo to recommit. Now!

  • covinared

    I saw Diallo sporting his Cal gear as usual the day Martin was hired. Have not seen him since. I am still on the lookout for him and will do my duty. He is a real physical specimen, very well spoken and polite. It would be a shame to lose him.

  • sunshipballoons

    what if you went to Cal and an Ivy? I did…

  • Eric

    Then I’m guessing you got a great education and enjoyed four seasons of weather!