Three new defensive players have enrolled in school and will join the Bears for workouts beginning Monday, coach Sonny Dykes confirmed at Wednesday’s Bay Area College Football Media Day at Levi’s Stadium.
Cornerback A.J. Greathouse is a freshman from Chandler, Arizona, linebacker Jake Kearney is a sophomore from Livermore by way of College of San Mateo and linebacker Arthur Wainwright is a junior from College of Sequoias.
“We recruited them all because they’re very good athletes. I know they can run fast, physically they look good, they’ve been productive,” Dykes said. “How do they fit, what kind of shape are they in? We’ll know more Monday, but we’ll really know a lot more the following Monday.
“A couple of them will really jump off early, then kind of get overwhelmed and take a step back. So it’s really a week in before we can say we’re going to get something out of this guy.”
Dykes said he doesn’t expect sophomore defensive tackle James Looney to be granted a transfer waiver to be immediately eligible. A week ago he was hopeful Looney, from WakeForest, would be cleared.
The younger brother of 49ers offensive lineman Joe Looney is enrolled in school but will likely have to sit out this season.