Recruiting chat on Monday

I wanted to give everyone a reminder that Chace and I will be hosting a special live chat on Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss football recruiting in the lead-up to Wednesday’s Signing Day festivities.

We’ll be joined by Cal football beat writer Jonathan Okanes, in what I would definitely call a “historic collaboration.” We invite Cal fans, Pac-10 fans and local football fans alike to talk recruiting. See you then!


Foothill kicker Langford commits to Cal Poly

Foothill kicker James Langford has given an oral commitment to play football at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo according to his dad.

Langford was a first-team All-East Bay selection. He connected on 8-for-12 field goal attempts for the Falcons this year including four of 40 or more yards. In the Holiday All Star Classic he kicked a 57-yard field goal (shown below).

He chose the scholarship offer to Cal Poly over being a preferred walk-on at Stanford. He also received interest from Stanford, Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington State, San Jose State, Cal, Utah State, Montana State, and others.


Williams, Brown commit to E. Washington

El Cerrito High football coach Kenny Khan informed reporter Ben Enos this evening that Gauchos running back Andre Williams has given an oral commitment to Eastern Washington. Williams will join Bishop O’Dowd running back Mario Brown, who also committed to the Eagles, according to Scout.com.

Khan said Eastern Washington plans to use Williams as a slot receiver and return specialist. Williams finished third in the ACCAL in rushing with 711 yards (6 TDs), and second in receiving with 575 yards (7 TDs). He finished second in scoring with 18 total TDs.

Brown led the HAAL in rushing with 1,200 yards and 14 TDs.


Fremont’s Tupouata commits to Utah

Fremont High’s Sione Tupouata, the Oakland Athletic League’s football MVP, is heading to Utah.
Tigers coach Isamu Falevai confirmed Thursday that Tupouata, a 6- foot-4, 250-pound defensive end, gave a verbal commitment to play for the Utes.
Tupouata is not yet academically qualified, but Falevai is confident he’ll become a late qualifier and Utah apparently was comfortable enough to give him an offer.
“They’re going to work something out,” Falevai said. “(Tupouata) re-committed fully (to academics) this year. He’s taking another SAT in March.”
Tupouata was not immediately available for comment Thursday night. In addition to this year’s MVP award, Tupouata was the defensive player of the year as a junior.


Ticket information for SRV/DLS on Sat.

Ticket for Saturday’s East Bay Athletic League showdown between San Ramon Valley and De La Salle will go on sale at noon on Saturday at Monte Vista. The game, which is a home game for SRV and being played at Monte Vista because SRV does not have a gym, will start at 4 p.m., with the freshman and jv games preceding it at 1 and 2:30.

There will be a live blog from the game.