On the same day Cal commit Nick Buchanan, a three-star offensive tackle from Dunwoody, Ga., began a weekend recruiting visit to Georgia, Scout.com on Friday released its final top-100 California prospects.
Topping the list is De La Salle High defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie, who is headed to Tennessee.
There are 13 USC commits on the list – 11 of them ranked among the top 41 – and 10 players expected to sign Feb. 4 with UCLA.
Arizona State and Oregon have claims on six of the top-100 from California. Washington and Washington State are each poised to sign five of them, Arizona four.
Cal has three from the state’s elite list, none in the top 50.
Running back Lonny Powell of Sacramento, who already is enrolled as a mid-year high school graduate, checks in at No. 62 on Scout’s list of top CA prospects. Also expected to join the Bears are No. 78 WR Aaron Austin and No. 79 CB Malik Psalms.
There are 22 non-committed players on the list, but Cal is by means a lock to get any of them.
Coach Sonny Dykes seems on pace to land a decent class, with 19 players currently committed. But Scout’s listings are a reminder that the new coaching regime still has ground to cover before it can claim a fair share of the in-state market.
Earlier this week the Bears lost three-star offensive lineman Johnny Capra of Placer High, who flipped to Utah. Now Buchanan is being pulled by Georgia and its SEC rival, Florida.
Cal also is hosting recruits on campus this weekend, including San Diego prep defensive back Frank Buncom IV.
Stay tuned. It’s that time of the year when uncertainty and chaos reigns.