St. Mary’s High wide receiver Caleb Coleman has orally committed to Cal.
“After I went to their one-day camp over the summer, throughout the year they were first on my list,” said the 6-foot, 180-pound Coleman. He said that the academics at Cal, its proximity to home, and competing in the Pac-12 played a part in his decision.
Coleman, a first-team all-Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division pick at wide receiver this season, caught 41 passes for 719 yards (17.5 yards per catch average) and nine touchdowns in the regular season this year.
He said that he also seriously considered Yale, Fresno State and Air Force before choosing the Bears.
Join us for a live blog Friday at 7 p.m. as Clayton Valley High and Rancho Cotate meet for the North Coast Section Division III football championship.
Kennedy-Richmond linebacker/defensive end Takkarist McKinley said today that “as of right now, I’m still a Cal Bear”, but that he planned to take official visits to Washington and Nevada “and see how those go.”
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound McKinley orally committed to Cal this past summer. He is very fast, having clocked a time of 10.58 seconds wind-legal for 100 meters in the California Interscholastic Federation state track and field championship preliminaries in June.
While still weighing his options, Foothill High senior star Ray Hudson is holding to his oral commitment to Cal, in the wake of the recent firing of Bears coach Jeff Tedford.
Also, San Ramon Valley boomer Matt Anderson, one of the nation’s top-rated kickers, has enrolled early at Cal. Anderson bested two of the nation’s top other prospects over the summer to land his scholarship at Cal.
Hudson (6-4, 235), who will play tight end in college, said he’s been hearing from other programs, including Oregon State, and wants to wait until Cal hires its new coach before making a final decision.
“Yeah, right now I’m sticking with it,” Hudson said on Wednesday. “They’re looking to have a new coach in the next two weeks. When the new coach comes in, I’ll look at that and see if it’s a good fit. Obviously, I love the school.”
Ironically, the two coaches who made the scholarship offer to Anderson, Tedford and Jeff Genyk, were fired the very day Anderson showed up at Cal get his classes on Nov. 20, according to Wolves coach Mark Kessler.
Kessler says the talented Anderson will participate in a California all-star game and the U.S. Semper Fidelis All-American Game, representing the West team.
The Berkeley-El Cerrito boys basketball game has been moved from Dec. 1 to Nov. 30 due to the Gauchos football team’s NCS championship game. El Cerrito will host the basketball game at 7 p.m.
Comcast SportsNet California announced today that it will air the North Coast Section Division I championship between De La Salle and James Logan on Saturday at 7 p.m. The live broadcast from Dublin High will feature Barry Tompkins (play-by-play), Mike Pawlawski (analyst) and Dan Dibley (sideline reporting).
The same crew will call the action for the CCS Open Division final between St. Ignatius and Bellarmine on Friday. Live coverage of that game begins at 7:30.
Here are some updated rankings. The action really picks up this week and into the weekend, so the first full notebook with a story, rankings, standings and stats will run next week.
A couple changes in the rankings with College Park and Deer Valley jumping into the top 15.
Alhambra, Tennyson, Foothill, Alameda, Mt. Eden and Mission San Jose jump into the consideration list, just outside the top 15, but in the top 25.
The CIF State playoffs mark the end of the 2012 volleyball season, and for most teams, the dream ends without hoisting the state championship banner. However, that doesn’t mean that our local East Bay teams didn’t have a great season.
Get in-game scores and updates from the prep football playoff action from Saturday’s games here beginning at 7 p.m.
Follow all of the prep football playoff action from Friday’s games here beginning at 7 p.m.