True to his word, coach Sonny Dykes landed help for the Bears’ defensive secondary on Sunday, securing an oral commitment from Derron Williams-Brown, a freshman safety at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, Scout.com reported.
According to the Mesa athletic website, Williams-Brown had three interceptions this season on a 5-5 team, earning second-team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference honors.
At 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, Williams-Brown would have three years of football eligibility at Cal.
“He’s a big, physical kid with good ball skills,” Mesa coach Ryan Felker said. “This is a tough league to come in and be successful as a freshman.
“He’s a workhorse,” Felker said. “He’s going to outwork anybody, do what he needs to do.”
Williams-Brown had three interceptions and caught 11 touchdown passes as a wide receiver as a junior in the fall of 2012 at Fairfax High in Laveen, Arizona, according to MaxPreps.com.
Williams-Brown missed his senior season at Fairfax with a toe injury, according to Felker, and as a result fell off the radar a bit with college recruiters. “He didn’t fall off ours,” Felker said.
Here is a video highlight reel of Williams-Brown, courtesy of Hudl.com.