Prospects ride out Cal football saga

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.

Matt Schwab