Cal got good signing-day news from running back Zion Echols and quarterback Victor Viramontes, who both signed on with the Bears Wednesday.
As was speculated for the past week or so, three-star offensive guard Francisco Perez flipped from Cal to UCLA on national signing day Wednesday, staying close to his home in Baldwin Park.
The 6-foot-3 1/2, 300-pounder thanked the Cal coaching staff on Twitter and said the decision was not easy.
Cal also lost out on running back/linebacker Beau Bisharat, a four-star prospect from Jesuit High in Carmichael. The one-time Stanford commit signed with Colorado.
The Bears still were awaiting word from all-purpose standout Zion Echols of Covina, who was expected to choose between Cal and Washington State, and quarterback Victor Viramontes of Norco, who also was considering Utah and Arizona.
Cal, which signed nine mid-year players, got signatures from all 14 of the remaining commitments they had, including defensive back Josh Drayden of Dallas.
The Bears slipped five spots in Scout.com’s national rankings from No. 36 on Tuesday to No. 41 by midday. Scout rated Cal’s class No. 8 in the Pac-12. Rivals.com gives the Bears’ haul a more favorable ranking, listing them No. 33 nationally and No. 5 in the conference.
Officially onboard after committing earlier were: defensive linemen Tevin Paul, Chris Yaghi, Chinedu Udeogu and Evan Weaver, linebacker Cameron Goode, wide receivers Logan Gamble, Matt Laris and Drew Kobayashi, offensive linemen Daniel Juarez and Gentle Williams and defensive backs Nygel Edmonds, Camryn Bynum and Traveon Beck.